Specifying a Data Source Name: FILENAME

How to:

The FILENAME attribute specifies the name of the data source described by the Master File. This is the first attribute specified in a Master File. You can abbreviate the FILENAME attribute to FILE.

Note: You can encrypt a Master File using the ENCRYPT command described in Hiding Restriction Rules: The ENCRYPT Command. However, the first line of a Master File that is going to be encrypted cannot be longer than 68 characters. If it is longer than 68 characters, you must break it up onto multiple lines.

Syntax: How to Specify a Data Source Name

FILE[NAME] = data_source_name



Is the name of the data source that the Master File describes. The name can be a maximum of 64 characters.

The file name must contain at least one alphabetic character, and the remaining characters can be any combination of letters, numbers, and underscores (_). The file name must start with an alphabetic character on z/OS.

Example: Specifying a Data Source Name

The following example specifies the data source name EMPLOYEE: