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FWY
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:02 pm
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Dear,
could you tell me what's the max length of a library?
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:07 pm
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What kind of library?
Length of what?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:08 pm
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FWY wrote:
Dear,
could you tell me what's the max length of a library?
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I mean the library name 's max length.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:09 pm
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CICS Guy wrote:
What kind of library?
Length of what?


just normal library, like SYSADM.TEST1
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:11 pm
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Max length of what? Its disk allocation, as is size?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:05 pm
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Hello,

The max length for a dataset name is 44. Each node of the dsn has a max of 8 characters.

A library is just another dataset (if i understand yojr question).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:11 pm
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max length for an mvs ds name is 44 char, including the periods (.). Each node can be 8 char max in length. so you can have 5 nodes, of 8 char each (there will be 4 periods - node separators). Node names need not be 8 char. They can be 2 char (actually, I think 1 char). you can also have any combination of valid node names and node separators to a total DSN length of 44. A valid node name starts with a alpha, etc...

Unix is different.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:22 pm
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Dear,
I can now understand the two warnings...... icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:42 am
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CICS Guy wrote:
Dear,
I can now understand the two warnings...... icon_rolleyes.gif



Thanks all for your help, this has answer my question.
Thank you!
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