FILE-CONTROL paragraph

For ASCII files, the ASSIGN clause assignment-name has the following format:

Format: assignment-name for QSAM files

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The file must be a QSAM file assigned to a magnetic tape device.

Documents the device and device class to which a file is assigned. If specified, it must end with a hyphen.
The organization field. Optional for QSAM files, which always have sequential organization.
A required one-character to eight-character field that specifies the external name for this file.