On 04-Aug-2014 17:05 -0500, Richard Schoen wrote:
Interesting though that a PF created by CRTPF with no DDS source
member doesn't register in the list.

With no DDS source, then Record Length (RCDLEN) is specified and the File Type (FILETYPE) is either Data (PF-DTA) or Source (PF-SRC). The former type is a flat-file, and the latter is a special variant of a flat-file with an actual [rather than pseudo] external description that is called a Source Physical File.

The SQL catalogs are for the SQL so they need not track that which the SQL does not support; /flat files/ have very limited support, and no support via the catalogs. The SQL supports only that which is considered "relational", and what is in a permanent library [SCHEMA]. The DSPFD SYSPSTAT likely shows some selection criteria, similar to SYSTABLES, whereby there is a predicate in the WHERE clause explicitly including rows only where DBXREL='Y'.

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