DFHFC0972 Non-RLS OPEN of file failed

Technote (troubleshooting)


You are recieving DFHFC0972 when trying to OPEN or ENABLE a file after defining the file using resource definition online (RDO).


DFHFC0972 Non-RLS OPEN of file filename failed. VSAM catalog entry not found, return code - 8111 X'0020' in module DFHFCFS.

You also noticed the dataset was changing names when viewing the files. The file was defined as physical sequential in the startup JCL.


You have a DD Card in the JCL and that over-rides the RDO definition.

Resolving the problem

Remove the JCL override in the startup up JCL.

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document information

More support for:

CICS Transaction Server
File Control

Software version:

3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1

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