What is the meaning of MODETAB parm in the TPX startup PROC?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

 //TPX53  PROC TPREFIX='TPX.TPX53',    TPX DATASET NAME PREFIX         
 //             VNODE=APTPX,           THE TPX APPL MEMBER IN VTAMLST  
 //             SMRT=SMRTTEST,         SYSTEM OPTIONS TABLE            
 //             ACT=ACTTEST,           APPL CHARACTERISTICS TABLE      
 //             PRTB=,                 PRINT DESTINATION TABLE         
 //             VMSK=,                 VIRTUAL TERMINAL MASKING TABLE  
 //             TMSK=,                 TERMINAL OPTIONS TABLE          
 //             PPS=,                  USER PASSTHRU PRINT TABLE       
 //             OVAC=,                 OV/MVS APPL CONNECTIVITY TABLE  
 //             SAMT=,                 SECURITY ACTION/MESSAGE TABLE   
 //             MODETAB=,              MODE TABLE NAME      
 //             DUMP=H,                DUMP SYSOUT CLASS               
 //             OUT=H                  LOG AND OTHER SYSOUTS  

Solution:

The MODETAB parm in the PROC is for pseudo physical terminal definitions created by the CA TCPAccess interface. It is not used for virtual terminals.

Virtual Terminals will use the MODETAB defined within the VTAM APPL definition.

For example:

    TPXNEW VBUILD TYPE=APPL 
    *TPX,UNIQUE DO NOT REMOVE - THIS COMMENT IDENTIFIES UNIQUE VIRT TERM 
    * 
    Z44IJSU0 APPL MODETAB=ISTINCLM,DLOGMOD=T3278M2,SRBEXIT=NO,EAS=1 
    Z44IJSU1 APPL MODETAB=ISTINCLM,DLOGMOD=T3278M2E,SRBEXIT=NO,EAS=1 
    Z44IJSU2 APPL MODETAB=ISTINCLM,DLOGMOD=T3278M3,SRBEXIT=NO,EAS=1 
    *     END OF UNIQUE VIRTUAL TERMINALS 
    * 
    *TPX,GROUP DO NOT REMOVE - THIS COMMENT INDENTIFIES GROUP VIRT TERM 
    * 
    Z44IGRU0 APPL MODETAB=ISTINCLM,DLOGMOD=T3278M2,SRBEXIT=NO,EAS=1 
    Z44IGRU0 APPL MODETAB=ISTINCLM,DLOGMOD=T3278M2E,SRBEXIT=NO,EAS=1 
    Z44IGRU0 APPL MODETAB=ISTINCLM,DLOGMOD=T3278M3,SRBEXIT=NO,EAS=1 
    *     END OF GROUP VIRTUAL TERMINALS*