Did you know? With XCOM for z/OS 11.6 there is a new JES-file being introduced as additional file in the Job Output of every XCOM transfer Job and for the XCOM Server. It is named XCOMINIT and lists all parameters from the Configuration member and from the PARM-Field of the EXEC-Statement. Parameters of the SYSIN Statement are listed in the XCOMLOG. If your Job has multiple EXEC-Statements there is a XCOMINIT file for every EXEC-Step of the Job.
Great tip Alexander. For our XCOM customers it sounds like the XCOMINIT is a good addition to logs and other documentation they can send in for review with an issue.
To our XCOM customers, have you found the XCOMINIT useful and if so in what way?
Support Delivery Manager
Hi Helen and Alexander,
I noticed this new feature when I was migrating to 11.6, and found it quite useful during that migration. Our customers do not modify their CONFIG files or their JCLs, so there are no longer situations when I need to look at XCOMINIT to resolve problems. But I imagine that if a new requirement will arrise where a CONFIG change will need to be modified, I will take advantage of this new feature while deploying a solution to the requirement.
Yohai Ben Ami
Good stuff folks... I have an unusual situation where the XCOMINIT sysout is being treated as a separate transmit job and is listed as a "partial" transmit for the same job name, but with a different job number. I have a ticket open to see how the dataset is allocated and to see how I can change/designate the sysout class.