I am setting up a GSO STC record. Can the STCID field of the GSO STC record be masked?

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Question:  

I am setting up a GSO STC record. Can the STCID field of the GSO STC record be masked?

Answer: 

The GSO STC record STCID field can be masked.

The GSO Started Task (STC) record assigns a logonid and optional groupid based on the started task ID. The fields of the GSO STC record are:

GROUP(group)
LOGONID(lid)
STCID(started task name)

The STCID field can be masked. Masking is useful for matching multiple started tasks with a single GSO STC record. Two different symbols can signify masking: the asterisk (*) and the dash (-). An asterisk represents exactly one character. If one or more asterisk (*) mask characters occur at the end of the STCID value, they match the same number of or fewer characters.

A mask can specify a dash to represent all/any characters of the STCID that begins with the specified characters that proceed the dash or all STCIDs if the dash is used alone.

For example, the STCID mask PAY*** represents all started tasks names that begin with the letters PAY and end with any zero to three characters:

The following match PAY***

PAY1
PAY12
PAY123

The following do not match:

PAY1234
PAY12345