I want to share the CA DADS Plus for CICS audit file dataset between CICS regions. Is this supported?

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Issue/Introduction

Question: 

I want to share the CA DADS Plus for CICS audit file dataset (DADSAUD) between CICS regions. Is this supported?

Answer: 

Sharing of the CA DADS Plus for CICS audit file has never been certified by the quality assurance department. The Audit file is shipped with share parameters SHR (2,3) so the file can only be updated by one CICS region at a time. If you try to share the file between CICS regions the second region receives the following error message which indicates the file is in use. 

12.16.31 JOB52065 IEC161I 052(013,CICS9167)-084,CICS9169,[email protected],DADSAUD,,, 625

625 IEC161I CICS67.DADS.AUDIT,

625 IEC161I CICS67.DADS.AUDIT.DATA,ICF.USERCAT

12.16.31 JOB52065 +DFHFC0966 A11ICI33 Non-RLS OPEN of file DADSAUD failed. Unable to position ESDS. Error codes: 8503,0008,00A8.

It is recommend that you define a unique audit file(DADSAUD) for each CICS region that you have CA DADS Plus for CICS installed in. The Audit file is an optional file. 

Additional information: 

JCL to define and initialize the audit file is located in installation PDS HLQ.SAMPLIB member DADSAUD. 

For more information on the CA DADS Plus for CICS audit file please review the CA DADS Plus for CICS release 4.0 Installation guide.

Environment

Release: OSDPLW00200-4-DADS Plus-for CICS
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