What does the 'P000', 'P001', or 'P002' that is appended to a CA Cobol/XE PAINT panel name refer to?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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When the CA Cobol/XE batch utilities such as IOXMAINT or OXFORMAT are used to extract or print PAINT panels, the output shows the 8 character panel name appended with 'P000' and may also show 'P001' and 'P002'.


PAINT panels are stored in the IOX dataspace file named PNTPNL with a key length of 12 characters. The first 8 characters are the user defined panel name and the next 4 characters comprise the suffix assigned when the panel is created or modified by PAINT. The first record written to file PNTPNL for a panel is given 'P000'. If the panel is large enough to require additional records in file PNTPNL, the additional records are assigned 'P001' then 'P002'.