Tech Tip: CA IDMS Using the CA-Spool API

Discussion created by baije01 Employee on Feb 27, 2018


Is it possible to use the CA-Spool API from CA-IDMS?



Yes however, special consideration must be taken regarding the involved programs.



The CA-Spool interface programs are assembler routines which make SVC calls.

As such, they must not be invoked from a program running inside a CA-IDMS address space with a

Cobol CALL. Doing so will result in T0BE abends (invalid SVC 190). A CA-IDMS TRANSFER CONTROL must be used. The invoked programs must be defined to the CA-IDMS System Generation, and they must have the SAVEAREA attribute.



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