Symbolic Parameters in Configuration Files

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Symbolic parameters let you store transfer parameters in configuration files with variable data that is resolved to other values at schedule time.
Standard symbolic parameters are supplied with 
XCOM Data Transport
.
No setup is required to use the pre-defined variables that are integrated as part of 
XCOM Data Transport
. If you place these variables in the parameter data set for a transfer, 
XCOM Data Transport
 invokes them when scheduling the transfer.
&DATE(format-code)
Causes the current date to be substituted dynamically in the current keyword value. The format of the date depends on the format code that is selected as a sub-parameter. If no format is specified, MMDDYYYY is used. Valid format-codes and examples of their output are:
  •  
    MMDDYYYY
     -- 12312012
  •  
    DDMMYYYY
     -- 31122012
  •  
    YYYYMMDD
     -- 20121231
  •  
    YYMMDD -- 
    121231
  •  
    YYYY
     -- 2012
  •  
    MM
     -- 12
  •  
    YY -- 
    12
  •  
    DD
     -- 31
  •  
    YYDDD
     -- 12366
  •  
    YYYYDDD
     -- 2012366
  •  
    DDMONYYYY
     -- 31DEC2012
  •  
    MON
     -- DEC
  •  
    MONTH
     -- DECEMBER
&ID
Causes the value that is entered for ID to be substituted dynamically in the current keyword value.
&IPNAME
Causes the value that is entered for IPNAME to be substituted dynamically in the current keyword value.
&LU
Causes the value that is entered for LU to be substituted dynamically in the current keyword value.
&LUSER
Causes the current local user ID (or the USERID of the current job) to be substituted dynamically in the current keyword value.
&TIME(format-code)
Causes the current time to be substituted dynamically in the current keyword value. The format of the time depends on the format code that is selected as a sub-parameter. Valid format-codes and examples of their output are:
  •  
    HHMMSSTH
     -- 15312811
  •  
    HHMMSS
     -- 153128
  •  
    HHMM -- 1531
     
  •  
    MMSS
     -- 3128
  •  
    HH
     -- 15
  •  
    MM
     -- 31
  •  
    SS
     -- 28
  •  
    TH
     -- 11
  •  
    TH3
     -- 110
&USERID
Causes the current remote user ID (or the USERID of the current job) to be substituted dynamically in the current keyword value.
Parameters Supporting Symbolic Variables
You can use symbolic parameters with the following parameters:
  • DESTINATION
  • FORM
  • LOCAL_FILE, LOCAL_FILE_RF, LOCAL_FILE_SJ, LOCAL_FILE_SR, LOCAL_NOTIFY, LUSER
  • NOTIFY_NAME
  • OEDATE, OETIME, OFLMAX, OFLMIN, OID, OLMSG, OREQ, OSDATE, OSTIME, OTNAME, OUSER
  • REMOTE_FILE, REMOTE_FILE_RF, REMOTE_SYSTEM, REMOTE_SYSTEM_RF, REMOTE_SYSTEM_SJ, REMOTE_SYSTEM_SR, REPORT_TITLE
  • TRANSFER_ID, TRANSFER_USR_DATA
  • UNIT, UNIT_RF, USER_DATA, USERID
  • VOLUME, VOLUME_RF
  • XCOM_CONFIG_SSL, XTCERRDECR, XTCERRINCR, XTCERRPURGE, XTCERRREL, XTCGOODDECR, XTCGOODINCR, XTCGOODPURGE, XTCGOODREL, XTCJOB, XTCNET