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Can a symbolic be used in the ACF2 start command for plexname? S ACF2,PARM='DDSN(&symbolic)'?

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Article ID: 202624

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ACF2 ACF2 - DB2 Option ACF2 - z/OS ACF2 - MISC

Issue/Introduction

Can a symbolic be used in the following start command for plexname? S ACF2,PARM='DDSN(&symbolic)'
How to use z/OS system symbolics in z/OS operator commands.

Environment

Release : 16.0

Component : CA ACF2 for z/OS

Resolution

Yes a z/OS system symbolic can be used in a MODIFY or START ACF2 operator command. In the following example the IEASYMxx parmlib member specifies SYSCLONE(28) and the MODIFY ACF2 command is concatenating characters 'SY' with the symbolic &SYSCLONE:

F ACF2,REFRESH(CLASMAP),SYSID(SY&SYSCLONE)
               
IEE295I COMMAND CHANGED BY SYMBOLIC SUBSTITUTION 508      
ORIGINAL: F ACF2,REFRESH(CLASMAP),SYSID(SY&SYSCLONE)      
MODIFIED: F ACF2,REFRESH(CLASMAP),SYSID(SY21)
            
F ACF2,REFRESH(CLASMAP),SYSID(SY21)                       
ACF79505 GSO REFRESH START IN PROGRESS FOR SYSTEM: SY21   
ACF79506 GSO REFRESHING CLASMAP                           
ACF79507 GSO PROCESSING COMPLETED WITHOUT ERROR