3.17 Database File Attributes

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.

The steps involved in reviewing or changing the database file attributes are as follows:



1. Select the option to "Review or       |          |

   change database file attributes"      |   FILE   |

   from the file definition menu.        |DEFINITION|

                                         |   MENU   |





2. Working from the resulting display    |          |

   review or change the attributes of    |  REV/CHG |

   the physical or logical files         |   FILE   |

   associated with the file definition.  |ATTRIBUTES|