Specifying a Data Source Name: FILENAME

The FILENAME attribute specifies the name of the data source described by the Master File. This is the first attribute specified in a Master File. You can abbreviate the FILENAME attribute to FILE.

Syntax: How to Specify a Data Source Name

FILE[NAME] = data_source_name



Is the name of the data source that the Master File describes. The name can be a maximum of 64 characters.

The file name must contain at least one alphabetic character and the remaining characters can be any combination of letters, numbers, and underscores (_). The file name must start with an alphabetic character on z/OS.

Example: Specifying a Data Source Name

The following example specifies the data source name EMPLOYEE: