CA7 parm PERMDSN=YES

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Article ID: 221827

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CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition

Issue/Introduction

What is the effect of having PERMDSN in the CA 7 Init File:

Environment

Release : 11.3

Component :

Resolution

SThe PERMDSN=YES parm on the OPTIONS statement specifies whether all data sets added to the database default to permanent. The default is NO. If you specify PERMDSN=YES,  data sets added through the LOAD processing and through the DB.6 panel default to PERM. The DB.3.1 panel shows a PERM value of N. However, the job does not consider the data set as a requirement because the DB.6 panel shows the PERM status.

Another option would be to not LOAD the job's JCL to the CA 7 Database, if all datasets are input datasets.  You can accomplish this by setting the RELOAD option on the DB.1 panel to 'X'

Additional Information

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/automation/ca-workload-automation-ca-7-edition/12-1/configuring/programming/manage-the-initialization-file/options-statement.html