If the client would like the file allocated to CICS during a COLD start then can change the COLD start parameter to the DEFAULT setting of
COLD Y Y
TYPE ===> F NAME ===> TESTFILE
DSORG => VSAM
PRI-DSNAME ===> SUPPORT.TESTFILE DISP ==> SHR
ALT-DSNAME ===> DISP ==>
ALLOC/OPEN AT COLD START ===> Y Y OPEN AFTER ONLINE ALLOC ===> N
ALLOC/OPEN AT WARM START ===> A N VSAM VERIFY AT START-UP ===> N
ALLOC/OPEN AT EMER RESTART ===> A N EFFECTIVE DATE(YYYY/DDD) ===> 0000/000
ALLOCATE IF NOT IN FCT ===> N
Here’s the link to the CA DADS PLUS CICS R 4.0 Users Guide
that explains these parameters. Please review chapter 3.
ALLOC|OPEN AT COLD START A/Y/N | Y/N
ALLOC|OPEN AT WARM START A/Y/N | Y/N
ALLOC|OPEN AT EMER START A/Y/N | Y/N
Specifies how Advantage CA-DADS Plus for CICS should allocate and open the file during COLD, WARM and emergency restarts.
A (automatic) instructs Advantage CA-DADS Plus for CICS to allocate the file according to its last status during the previous execution of CICS.
Y instructs Advantage CA-DADS Plus for CICS to always allocate the file
N instructs Advantage CA-DADS Plus for CICS not to allocate the primary
The defaults are:
COLD Y Y
WARM A Y
EMER A Y