Which Datadictionary Service Facility (DSF) modules must be used with CICS/TS 4.1 and above?

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Issue/Introduction

Description:

The CA Datacom load library CABDLOAD contains several versions of some DSF modules. For example, there are three different versions of the DDCICSnn module, depending on the CICS/TS release:

DDCICS22
DDCICS31
DDCICS32

If running any CTS release above 3.2, is a new set of modules required?

Solution:

DSF Programming Guide manual contains a compatibility matrix for DDBSCnn module:

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For CICS Transaction     Running Under     Use
Server
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1.1                       z/VSE             11
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3.1 	                  z/OS              31
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3.2                       z/OS              32
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4.1 or higher             z/OS              32
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This is also valid for all the other DSF modules (DDPCADnn, DDCICSnn, DDCADnn): for CICS/TS 4.1 and above the modules suffixed with 32 must be used, so no need for a new set.

Environment

Release: DATABB00200-14-Datacom/AD
Component: