Statistics Directory of Archive Files
Allocate the STATS Archive Directory file if you plan to archive statistics records and maintain a directory of the archive files. Archiving is the process of copying statistics records from the IBM® Connect:Direct® statistics files to other datasets for long-term storage.
Use the directory to track the dataset names of the archive files, and the date and time range of the statistics records the archive files contain. Each record in the directory contains information about a single archive file. Therefore, the value of the RECORDS parameter that defines the directory determines how many archive files can be represented in the directory. Connect:Direct for z/OS® provides facilities for maintaining and displaying the directory through the INQUIRE STATDIR command.