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Subsequent file selection

The historical recorder records data gathered by the PAS in historical data sets at regular intervals.

The historical recorder checks each data set's status (open, active, quiesced, unquiesced, error, closed) and recording eligibility (yes or no) to determine which data set to write to.

When the historical recorder must search for a data set to write to, the search starts with the next data set in numerical order--in the case of the previous example, the data set named on the HISTDS04 DD statement. If the data set named on HISTDS04 is not empty, the historical recorder keeps searching for an empty data set by using data sets defined on the HISTDS nn DD statements.

If an allocated, empty data set does not exist on any of the HISTDS nn DD statements, the recorder selects the data set containing the oldest data and overwrites I

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