How can I tell if VISION:Builder or VISION:Two is used at my site?
There are times when VISION:Builder or VISION:Two (formally known as MARK IV and Answer/2) customers are not sure if the products are still being actively utilized within their Enterprise Server environment. The following information can be used to locate and/or determine if VISION:Builder or VISION:Two is part of their environment.
The first place to look is in the Job Control Language (JCL) libraries and members that contain the jobs that are running at the customer’s location. This includes the Cataloged JCL Procedures Libraries.
The primary indicators to scan for in the JCL to identify Builder jobs are as follows:
Once the JCL is identified, the System Load (or Program) Libraries can be located.
In the Load Libraries or Sublibraries, there are some member names that will identify the VISION:Builder or VISION:Two software. Of course, the module named MARKIV is the definite indicator. There are also many other modules which have names that start with “MARK”.
There is also a module named M4PARAMS that is used by customers to tailor their VISION:Builder or VISION:Two system to specific location requirements. There is a release number identifier in the M4PARAMS module. By browsing the M4PARAMS module and looking at the last record, position 33, the software release number can be read. For example, 15.0, 14.0. 13.7, 10.1.
Finally, at some locations, the Systems Group may be able to scan the SMF Records or the equivalent to determine if the program name “MARKIV” was executed. The associated information about the job or user could help identify where the product is located.
With the various methods described above, you should be able to locate and identify the extent to which the VISION:Builder or VISION:Two product is utilized in your Enterprise Server environment.