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Does DADS Plus CICS support remote files?

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Article ID: 134852

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Products

DADS Plus

Issue/Introduction

T​he client has an MRO environment. In the TOR the file TESTFILE is defined as remote on the FCT which points to the​  SYSID of the CICS ​ AOR ​ region ​where the file is defined locally. Should I define the file TESTFILE to DADS Plus CICS in the TOR region where the file is defined as remote and use DADS Plus CICS in the TOR region to allo​cate or deallo​cate the file?


Environment

Z/OS

CICS

Resolution

​No. ​DADS Plus CICS does NOT support remote files. If you define the remote file TESTFILE to DADS Plus​ CICS​ in the TOR region and try to allocate​ or deallocate the file using DADS Plus​ CICS​​ in the  TOR region where the file is defined as remote​ you will receive message


DADSA556 12:55:02 A11IC4S5 TERM=U016     'FILE'='FILE010 ' NOT ALLOCATED BECAUSE IT IS REMOTE.


You must define the File TESTFILE to DADS Plu​s​​ CICS in the local region which is the AOR region in this example​. Then you will be able to use DADS Plus CICS to allocate or deallocate the file​ using the batch Interface or DADS Plus CICS online facility from your terminal. You should not define the remote file to DADS Plus CICS in the region where the file FCT entry is defined as remote which is the TOR in this example.