This is what the documentation has for area recommendations when using compression on a record statement.
Area procedures needed for IDMSCOMP compression
If any record in the area uses IDMSCOMP and IDMSDCOM for compression and decompression, the area should have the following database procedure specifications:
CALL IDMSCOMP BEFORE FINISH.
CALL IDMSCOMP BEFORE ROLLBACK.
CALL IDMSDCOM BEFORE FINISH.
CALL IDMSDCOM BEFORE ROLLBACK.
This ensures that the work areas used by the compression and decompression routines are freed when a rununit terminates.
This is what we have:
DIS AREA OVDIST-REGION.
*+ AREA NAME IS OVDIST-REGION
*+ ESTIMATED PAGES ARE 0
*+ CALL IDMSCOMP BEFORE FINISH
*+ CALL IDMSDCOM BEFORE FINISH
Are there any ramifications for not having what the manual states? We’ve run this way for years and years.