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[VIDEO] CA Mainframe Compatibility and Lifecycle Information

Hi all, Here is an excellent video that explains how to locate the Compatibility matrices and product Lifecycle information on CA Support Online.   Please take a look and let us know what you think.   June 

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Tech Tip: Librarian compatibility with COBOL 

There are no compatibility issues that exist between Librarian and COBOL 5.2.  Librarian does not deal directly with the Cobol Compiler, so therefore there are no fixes or changes required.

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TECH TIPS: How to reinitialize LAM after applying a PTF

Steps to Perform:  1. Update the RIMPARMS member referenced by your Common Service startup PROC with the following RIMPARM:     PRODUCT(CA-LIB44) VERSION(LJ44) INIT(LJ44INIT) PARM(REINIT,NAME=LAM) 2. Ensure your Common Services startup PROC steplib points to the...

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Tech Tips: How to copy members from a Librarian Master File to a PDS.

You can copy selected members or all members from a Librarian Master File to a PDS. Example below: //**********************************************************************************************************************    THIS SAMPLE JCL WILL USE THE GROUP PROCESSING OPTION...

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Tech Tips: How to turn on archiving for an existing Librarian Master File .

To turn on archiving for an existing librarian master file you will need to reinitialize using the -OPT command. Sample JCL below.   //JOBCARD //*******************************************************************************************/ //* THIS SAMPLE JCL WILL USE...

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Tech Tips: How to Set Up the LIB/CCF-ISPF(TSO) HISTORY Exits

Exit $CCFU004 (EXIT4) is i nvoked before the history create and update panels display. $CCFU004 c an be used to standardize information used for history member creation. When a programmer logs out a member that has no associated history member on the history master file, LIB/CCF...

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Tech Tips: How to unlock a Panvalet member if it was locked by someone else.

To unlock a Panvalet member that was lock by someone else use the following ++UNLOCK command: ++UNLOCK MEMBER,OLDID=userid     >>>> Where userid is the id of the person who locked the member. <<<<   Example batch JCL below:   ...

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Tech Tips: How to get around security errors for ACCESS(UPDATE) when trying to do a -SELECT on a member to copy it to a PDS

When you restrict update access to a  Librarian Master file to read-only access you will need to use -EXTRACT instead of -SEL when accessing the member. The -EXTRACT command does not require update authority to the master file. The -SEL(SELECT) command does require update authority to the...