Number of file DCBs
- Default value
- Parameter type
- Where set
- On User 0's parameter line
- Related products
- Model 204 V2.1 or earlier
The number of file control areas for Model 204 database files
One file control area is needed for each dataset of each Model 204 database file currently open during the run: DCBs in z/OS and z/VM, and DTFs in z/VSE.
Normally, file control areas are released when all concurrent users have closed the file. The X'10' bit of FRCVOPT causes Model 204 to retain shared control of the file even when the file has been used by all users. If a file manager sets the X'10' bit on files, then NDCBS might need to be increased, because the file control area or areas used by the file are not released until the end of the job. If the file is reopened, no new file control areas are used.
NDCBS can range from 1 to 32767 for z/OS and z/VM. For z/VSE, the maximum size you can specify depends on the label size of the operating system.