We have a production application that uses GLOBAL5.xxxx.xxxx variables. some are getting deleted and we need to find out what is doing this. turning browseglv does not seem to track. Making this a P2 because it is affecting production. What is the best way to find who is deleting some of these variables.
Release : 13.5
Component : OPS/MVS
Global variables ending in a numeric, such as GLOBAL5, do not create GLV events that can be captured. The only way to track these is to search existing rules and REXX datasets for use of the variable, in this instance GLOBAL5.
This was done intentionally to provide a choice of what global variables to use in relation to creating the subsequent global variable events. There is overhead in creating the GLV events as additional automation can be fired in the same asid/process block. So anytime that it may be necessary to track a global with GLV events, a global variable 1st node name that ends in a non-numeric character should be used. On the other hand, if there is a need for higher performance, and no global variable tracking, then choose a global variable 1st node name that ends in a numeric.