The Control Data Set Creation program, FABHPSFC, must be run before any scan phase in the PSF mode. FABHPSFC processes all the FABHFSU control statements that define the scan. FABHPSFC also creates a scan control data set to contain information about the scan and control the execution of the multiple scan phases that follow.
The scan is defined in the following terms:
- The database to be scanned (DBD control statement)
- The PSF specifications (CTL control statement)
- The subareas to be scanned in parallel (NPT control statement)
- The output formats to be produced (PSB control statement)
FABHPSFC analyzes the input, creates the necessary information in the scan control data set, and reports the scan specifications and the limits of the indicated phases.