When a file definition is set up under LANSA some of the things that it contains include:
Using this information LANSA can create the required physical file, all required logical files and the I/O module required to support I/O to the file.
However, whenever a physical or logical file is set up, it is also possible to specify to the IBM i operating system a series of "attributes" that influence how the file is to be set up and used. Some of the attributes available include:
There are several other attributes, each of these is described in detail in the following sections.