Note: User specified program names are limited. For more information, refer to User Specified Program Limitation Feature.

The IBM Connect:Direct allocation exit provides an interface to a user-written program. If you supply a user exit in the initialization parameters, IBM Connect:Direct invokes the exit prior to any allocation activity by the receiving IBM® Connect:Direct®. Through the exit, you can change information that IBM Connect:Direct uses during the allocation Process. You can examine or modify information such as data set name (DSN) and type record name or set fields to terminate the copy step prior to allocation.