How to upgrade CA IDMS from release18.0 to 19.0 .
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How to upgrade CA IDMS from release18.0 to 19.0 .


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What are the steps upgrade CA IDMS dictionaries such as SYSTEM, SYSDIRL and APPLDICT from 18.0 to 19.0. This is for CA IDMS CV's with the 19.0 software installed.


Release : 18.5

Component : IDMS/DB


To do the upgrade you will need to use your 19.0 CAISAG.CONFIG dataset. Update the VARBLIST member with all the IDMS products you would like to upgrade from 18.0 to 19.0. These products are listed from line 59 to 109.

Be sure to set GJUPGRAD = YES.

FROM#REL = 18.0        From which release are you upgrading?            
*                      (12.0, 14.0, 14.1, 15.0, 16.0, 17.0, 18.0 or 18.5)

HAD#ADS  = YES/NO        In that release, was CA ADS installed? (YES/NO)

Set BEGINMEM = UPG so that your upgrade jobs will have a prefix of UPG and can be distinguishable from whatever other install/upgrade members you may have already done..


The DBPFX prefix is the HLQ for the 18.0 DB HLQ that will be upgraded to 19.0. 

DBPFX    = IDMSR190.TEST   This prefix is used as the default for all   
*                          dictionaries (both SYSTEM and application) as
*                          well as all database files and the DBA loadlib


These are the main parms to update so please review the others that are not mentioned in this overview. 


These instructions  won't reinstall IDMS 19.0. These instructions are just to configure a set of IDMS database datasets / DBALOADlib at the 18.0 level to 19.0 so they can share an existing 19.0 CAGJLOAD that you may already be using with other 19.0 CV's.