3.1.4 LANSA and Other System File Definitions

When a file definition is being set up under LANSA you will be requested to nominate who is to maintain the associated physical and logical database file definitions.

Two options are possible:

When the OTHER option is used in a file definition several of the file definition facilities behave in a different manner. For instance:

In all the cases just mentioned, a "reminder" message will appear on line 22/24 when the facility is used. This indicates that the file is maintained by some OTHER system and thus certain actions cannot or will not be taken.

Also when the OTHER option is used in a file definition, binary, date, time and timestamp fields will be supported. As these fields' support only exists for OTHER files, and Visual LANSA does not allow direct porting of OTHER files, this feature will only be supported for the IBM i operating system.