12. EXP-FACT (halfword binary)

(EXPANSION-FACTOR) The Expansion Factor controls the amount of additional memory that will be obtained to expand non-hash tables. The Expansion Factor is supplied as an integer from 1 to 999 representing the number of tenths of a percent to be expanded. An Expansion Factor of 250 will be treated as 25%.

The default EXPANSION-FACTOR is 200 (20%).

For tables with a hash organization the Expansion Factor is used for the data portion; the Low Density and High Density are used for the Index portion.