IDMS: SO12009 HOLDDATA Clarification

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Article ID: 197885

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Products

CA IDMS

Issue/Introduction

This document clarifies the HOLDDATA information for APAR SO12009.

Environment

IDMS R19.0

Resolution

APARS SO06628 and SO06629 add a CICS UOW ID and Network-wide ID to Performance Monitor's SMF230 job termination records.
In order to do this, the IDMS CICS interface modules must issue the following command:

EXEC CICS INQUIRE UOW(UOWID) NETUOWID(NETUOWWK) NOHANDLE.

This is a securable command and for many sites, issuing this command causes external security monitors to report an unwanted NOTAUTH status.

Note: the fields added to the SMF230 job termination records by SO06628 and SO06629 are included in Performance Monitor dsects but are not otherwise reported on by the IDMS software.
They are only added for the benefit of any user-written code accessing these records.
Most sites are not doing this, and so in order to avoid the unwanted NOTAUTH status messages, it was decided to make the issuing of the EXEC CICS INQUIRE UOW command optional.
This is implemented by SO12009.
SO12009 adds a UOWID=NO/YES parameter to CICSOPT and IDMSINTL and the default value is NO.

Therefore, if you require the fields added by SO06628 and SO06629 and have code which reads them, then when applying SO12009, you should re-assemble and link any relevant CICS interfaces with UOWID=YES, and optionally grant the appropriate external security access to the EXEC CICS INQUIRE UOW command (for more information, see CICS resources subject to command security checking).

If you do not have any code reporting on the fields added by SO06628 and SO06629, then when applying SO12009, you should re-assemble and link any relevant CICS interfaces with UOWID=NO (or omit UOWID and allow the default of NO to be used).