Dataset prefixing and '+' masking character

Document ID : KB000011900
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Knowledge document on using the '+' masking character.

Question:

Does TSS PERMIT(JOE) DSN(CCM+.) ACCESS(READ) match a dataset CCMP.ABCD?

Answer:

Yes it does. The '+' is a wild card for one character. Since the dataset resource class is generic, generic prefixing can be used for resources.

So any dataset that starts with 'CCM', any one character, then a period is authorized to acid JOE with ACCESS(READ).

Additional Information:

Masking characters are documented at:

 

https://docops.ca.com/ca-top-secret-for-z-os/16-0/en/using/setting-up-resource-definitions-and-ownership/resource-ownership/masking