This parameter specifies the action of the DTF for certain types of errors which can occur in the Statistics Facility, such as VSAM errors or repeated ABENDs.

Value Description
ABEND Specifies that the DTF ABENDs with U3400. This value is the default.
DISABLE Specifies that the Statistics Facility is disabled but the DTF remains active. The DTF operates normally. However, no statistics records are written.

When an ABEND occurs within the Statistics Facility, an SVC dump is written to a SYS1.DUMPxx data set and recovery is attempted. After five recovery attempts, the DTF ABENDs with U3400 or the Statistics Facility is disabled, depending on the value specified for the STAT.ERROR parameter.

Modifiable through MODIFY INITPARMS command: NO