Can IBM Db2 symbolics be used in the Utility Model Services TEMPLATE data set names?

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Issue/Introduction

Having enabled the generation of TEMPLATE statements in utility model services by setting USETMPLT to YES, which IBM Db2 symbolics can be specified for the data set names? 

Are all IBM Db2 symbolics supported?

Resolution

Support for IBM Db2 symbolics usage in the TEMPLATE statement in utility models was introduced with r19. This initial support is as follows:

Only the &PART and &PA DB2 symbolics are supported in TEMPLATE data sets and only one instance of these symbolics is allowed in the data set name.

As of release r20, we expanded this support specifically for the PTICOPY TEMPLATE, so that the use of IBM Db2 symbolics is unrestricted for this image copy dataset:

With the exception of image copy data sets (PTICOPY TEMPLATE), only the &PART and &PA IBM Db2 symbolics are supported in TEMPLATE data sets and only one instance of these symbolics is allowed in the data set name. For image copy data sets specified with PTICOPY TEMPLATE, the use of IBM Db2 symbolics is unrestricted.

Additional Information

Further details can be found under the USETMPLT symbolic parameter Utility model services - Special Use Symbolics Please refer to this documentation for the current Db2 symbolic support and restrictions.

Incorrect use of the IBM Db2 symbolics can results in error message RMA178E.