If the option to create or re-create a field reference file is chosen from the field control menu this screen is displayed:
These input options apply to creating a field reference file:
Create Field Reference File Named
Specifies the name of the field reference file that is to be created or re-created. Pre-filled to FLDREF. Can be changed as desired. LANSA checks that the name supplied is a valid file name.
In Library Named
Specifies the name of the library in which the field reference file is to be created or re-created. Pre-filled to QGPL. Can be changed as desired. Special value *LIBL (search library list) is NOT acceptable. LANSA checks that name supplied is a valid library name, but does not check that the library actually exists. Specification of a non-existent library will cause the batch job to fail. Error messages in the job log will indicate the cause of the failure.
Produce Source Listings
Indicates whether the DDS (data description specifications) used to create the field reference file should be printed. Allowable values are:
Produce the DDS source listings.
Do not produce DDS source listings.
LANSA will attempt to delete the named field reference file in the library specified before attempting to create a new field reference file. It may be necessary to authorize the LANSA owner profile to delete any existing field reference file(s).
Creation of a field reference file with a large number of fields (> 1000) may take an extended period of time. In such cases the batch job should be scheduled for overnight or off-peak execution.