|Date: ||Thu, 6 Oct 2011 17:28:50 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Nat Wooding <nathani@VERIZON.NET>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Nat Wooding <nathani@VERIZON.NET>|
|Subject: ||Re: Mainframe filename allocation|
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I second Dean's suggestion that you talk to someone who is accustomed the
nuances of your site and in particular as to whether you can use SYSDA or
have to specify a particular volume. One thing that I notice is that when
you specified the space, you used 3990 in the first node but did not
indicate whether you were talking of tracks or cylinders.
Mind you, I have been off the mainframe for several years and it's all
getting very fuzzy.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Bross,
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: Mainframe filename allocation
Make sure &new_file is a name you are allowed to use. It has the right
You might need to use UNIT= and you also might need to ask the staff
there what is the name of the storage device to use with this parameter.
In the old days we would say UNIT=SYSDA but this might not be good
anymore. Find someone who uses JCL and they will likely know the
answer to this.
You might need DISP=(NEW,CATLG) if you are required to catalog data
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of O'Connell, Martin
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 4:23 PM
Subject: Mainframe filename allocation
I'm trying to allocate a data file in my sas code running on z/OS. I've
pieced together syntax from my memory and old MVS companion:
filename myfile "&new_file" space=(3990,(1000,1000)) blksize=3990
lrecl=133 recfm=F dsorg=PS disp=NEW;
And am getting the error:
STORAGE MANAGEMENT SUBSYSTEM DETECTED AN ERROR, EITHER MESSAGES WERE NOT
REQUESTED OR A SYSTEM ERROR OCCURRED.
Does anybody have any suggestions on what I might try? It seems to be
SMS error and I've not live in that world for about 10 years now.
Thanks much for any help!
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