Does anyone have a working invocation step using CONPARMX they can share? I've read the manual multiple times and I think I have my call coded correctly, but I keep getting the "Parms not found" error.
If someone has a working example, I would HIGHLY appreciate it!
This is a part of the Db2 precompile step:
//PREDB2 EXEC PGM=CONPARMX,MAXRC=4,COND=(4,LT),
//STEPLIB DD ....
//PARMSDEF DD DISP=SHR,DSN=<Endevor>.<admin>.<dataset>.PARMLIB,
// DD DISP=SHR,DSN=<Customer>.<dataset>.PARMLIB,
The $$$$DFLT and &C1PRGRP members reside in the <Endevor>.<admin>.<dataset>.PARMLIB
Customer can override these ones bij placing a member (name equal to element name) in the <Customer>.<dataset>.PARMLIB
The $$$$DFLT should always be present when there is no &C1PRGRP or &C1ELEMENT member and it contains the defaults for several (pre)compilers etc.
Off course you can define a Type for the PARMSDEF and keep it under Endevor control, but this is how it works for us.
Hmmmm... interesting. I've copied your invocation step and it works.
The difference is in the interpretation of what the manual means when it says a parameter is "optional". I interpret that as meaning "I don't have to specify it if I agree with the default". However, that does not appear to be the way CONPARMX works. I originally coded my PARM list as:
PARM=(IGYCRCTL,,$$$$DFLT,&C1PRGRP,,). I then tried various combinations of including null parameters up to and include PARM8.
To make a long story short, what I've learned is "none" of the parameters are actually "optional". They all need to be specified and accounted for in the PARM list provided to CONPARMX. I even tried PARM=(IGYCRCTL,,$$$$DFLT,&C1PRGRP,&C1ELEMENT,,,) where I would have assumed it would work with default values for PARM7 and PARM8... nope. I also tried PARM=(IGYCRCTL,,$$$$DFLT,&C1PRGRP,&C1ELEMENT,,'N',)..... nope.
It wasn't until I FULLY qualified every PARM field that it worked: PARM=(IGYCRCTL,,$$$$DFLT,&C1PRGRP,&C1ELEMENT,,'N','N')
Thanks for your help! It would have taken me a lot longer (and a trouble ticket with CA) to figure this out without it!