CA IDMS Tech Tip by Edward Gorga, Senior Principal Support Engineer for August 26, 2015
Since IDMS Release 18.0, Optional APARs are no longer used to tailor CA IDMS functionality, they are replaced either with syntax or numbered options. This is documented in the IDMS 18.0 Release Notes, in the section “Optional APAR Replacement“. Numbered options are implemented by turning on bit settings in the RHDCOPTF module. Bit settings are activated by coding #DEFOPTF macros in the RHDCOPTF module. A list of all IDMS 18.5 Optional Apar Bit Settings are documented in informational PTF RI70658.
During the IDMS installation process, JOB03 contains the assembly and link JCL for RHDCOPTF. The #DEFOPTF macro specifications are in the IDMS185.CUSTOM.SRCLIB(RHDCOPTF).
TITLE 'RHDCOPTF - Optional APAR Bitmap Table'
After executing JOB03 (steps ASM#OPTF and LINKOPTF) to implement RHDCOPTF, either recycle the IDMS CV or issue a DCMT VARY NUCLEUS to refresh the RHDCOPTF module:
DCMT V NUCLEUS MODULE RHDCOPTF NC
DCMT V NUCLEUS RELOAD
To verify the Numbered Options are correct, at the Enter Next Task Code prompt, issue a DCPROFIL command and scroll down to one of the last pages to see the RHDCOPTF display:
** OPTION FLAGS (RHDCOPTF) **
CA IDMS Installation and Maintenance Guide for z/OS, section Numbered Options