UDDRFM parameter

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USE DDNAME - record format

Summary

Default value
X'12' (VA)
Parameter type
User
Where set
By any user
Related products
All
Introduced
Model 204 V2.1 or earlier

Description

The record format of a data set sent to a device specified by a USE command (directed output)

The setting of UDDRFM can be overridden by the following:

  • Under z/OS, the RECFM option of the DD statement for the USE data set
  • The RECFM option of the DEFINE DATASET, DEFINE PRINTER, or DEFINE PUNCH command
  • Under z/VM, the RECFM option of the FILEDEF statement

Valid settings of UDDRFM are:

Setting Meaning
X'10' ASA control characters required.
X'08' Short lines need padding (for unblocked magnetic tape output).
X'04' Undefined records.
X'02' Variable-length records.
X'01' Fixed-length records.