Re: IDMS-L Digest - 25 Feb 2006 to 27 Feb 2006 (#2006-30)

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Feb 27, 2006
I'm having some problem trying to determine what the actual problem
is. I've been using Journal Analyzer for many years and never had a

From the manual:

Note: The data portion of a database record will be decompressed if it
can be uniquely determined that the record type is compressed by the
IDMSCOMP program. NONUNIQ=Y may be required on the PROCESS parameter

It may be that because I routinely run with NONUNIQ=Y I haven't seen the


Hope the note helps.

Richard Pierce
Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles

Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 07:38:39 +0100
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?BRANDT_Ren=E9?= <rbr@UBP.CH>
Subject: Re: journal analyzer and compressed records

If you know assembler you have the source of IDMSDCOM in the DISTSRC
and =
you can use it as a sample to write you own prog...


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From: IDMS Public Discussion Forum [mailTo:IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM]
On Behalf Of Casey, Don J
Sent: vendredi, 24. f=E9vrier 2006 22:58
Subject: Re: journal analyzer and compressed records

There are commercial solutions out there I believe. ASG had/has one.
There may be others.=20

The compression/decompression database procedures are written to run
using IDMS System mode calling conventions, in the context of a
run-unit, making it next to impossible for them to be called from
anywhere but an assembler program that sets up the calling parameters
just so.=20

If you know how to do assembler, you may be able to put something
together based on looking at the documentation for writing system mode
exits and database procedures; or maybe finding an old copy of the
Expert Series tape on ""Customizing IDMS: Exits, Database Procedures and
Map Edit Modules"" (whatever it was called). What you would then have
do is write a driver that called the IDMSDCOM procedure after setting
the calling arguments correctly (see documentation for writing a
database procedure), and constructing something that looked enough like
a TCE stack to support the call/return.

You're much better off buying a commercial product.

* DQC *

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On Behalf Of Jones, Linda A
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 12:04 PM
Subject: journal analyzer and compressed records

We use journal analyzer to create reports of before and after images of
our database records. The uncompressed records can easily be read but
we are having issues with the compressed records not being readable.
Any ideas on how to be able to read these compressed images? By the
way, we are on 15.0 sp6.


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Re: CA User Group Web Site
"I had the same issue.

It didn't recognize me.
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Re: CA User Group Web Site

I submit my profile and receive and error message. Your email is

My email is: and the page did not accepted this

I created my profile with a different logon. but I need
to use mu correct email.


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Please respond to


CA User Group Web Site

In April of 2006 CA restructured their user group program. The new
structure is based on

global Product Line Communities (or PLC's). Existing national and
international groups

such as the IUA (IDMS), CADRE (Datacom), I-NUGE and EDGE were used as

the models for the new PLC construct. PLC's are not meant to replace

user groups but to help coordinate and leverage global efforts for the
users of the

products represented by the PLC.

New PLC's have been formed for CA product areas, such as security, where
only regional groups

existed. The IUA was already considered an existing umbrella group and
became the

PLC for CA IDMS. The PLC's receive support from CA in the form of
supplemental funding,

free accounting services from Smith Bucklin, and use of webcast
facilities for quarterly web

casts with the respective CA development organizations (we are planning
to hold one in the near future).

The PLC's are independent entities that are free to pursue product

education, and supplement CA funding with events such as our workshops.

The IUA has always taken pride in our independence and will

always remain an independent entity.

However, the services the IUA provides such as Workshops, the IDMS-L,
IUA web site,

and Connections newsletter require funding. Since we do not charge dues,

sponsorships and CA funding have become our major sources of revenue. In
order to justify

PLC funding CA uses membership counts from their web
site. We

currently only have 56 people registered on the causergroups site but
there are over 600 of us

on the IDMS-L.

We know your time is valuable but the IUA is asking all of you to
register for the

IDMS PLC on the CA site. Please go to ,register,

and join the the PLC - IDMS (IUA/EIUA)

Your registration will help secure IUA funding and will show that there

many of us heavily involved in CA IDMS and that we are one of the
largest and proudest

CA user communities. In addition to registering as a member of the IDMS

please take a moment register for your local or country IDMS User Group
and gain

even more benefits of a user community in your area. It only requires a
couple of extra clicks .

In the next couple of weeks we are going to use the CA voting tool to
record the balloting for the

outstanding CA IDMS DARS (enhancement requests). CA takes the results of
the DAR

balloting into account when determining which enhancements are
implemented in future

CA IDMS releases or service packs. You will need to be registered on the

site to be eligible to vote for the DARS.

As an added incentive for registering at the CA site, every person who

will receive an email with a link to download a free retrieval only copy
of the new

ObjEx CA IDMS XML Query Tool. This is a new PC based CA IDMS access tool

announced at the Herndon workshop in April. It is a very flexible and
powerful tool for

accessing your mainframe CA IDMS data.

You will receive this email between now and the end of the year.

Our goal is to have everyone registered on the causergroups site by
December 14th.

We thank you for your continued support of the IUA.

Terry Schwartz
IUA Chair

IDMS Public Discussion Forum


Re: CA User Group Web Site
"I registered this morning and did't have a problem.


Richard Pierce
DBA - Mass Registry of Motor Vehicles.
(617) 973-8911