Received 'ICE118I 0 UNKNOWN FILE SIZE - FILSZ=EN MAY IMPROVE RESOURCE USAGE AND PERFORMANCE' error in REORG RELOAD. What does this error mean and how to resolve it?

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Article ID: 53077

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Issue/Introduction

Description:

During the execution of REORG RELOAD, the SORT files dynamically allocated; received 'ICE118I 0 UNKNOWN FILE SIZE - FILSZ=EN MAY IMPROVE RESOURCE USAGE AND PERFORMANCE? error. What does this error mean and how to resolve it?

Solution:

While executing REORG RELOAD where the sortwknn files are allocated dynamically in the JCL; an 'ICE118I 0 UNKNOWN FILE SIZE - FILSZ=EN MAY IMPROVE RESOURCE USAGE AND PERFORMANCE' error is received.

Whenever the SYSIDMS SORTSIZE parameter is missing; it will default to SORTSIZE=OFF. The SYSIDMS SORTSIZE=ON|OFF parameter directs whether CA IDMS utilities (REORG, IDMSDBAN) generate the SIZE= sort parameter card. Some sort packages cannot handle the SIZE= parameter. The default is OFF, which means that the SIZE= sort parameter is not generated.

The corrective action is to add the SORTSIZE=ON parameter to the SYSIDMS statement. In fact, this option should apply to any IDMS program that calls the external sort package. It would not hurt to code it for any job, as it would get ignored if the external sort was not called.

References:

  • CA IDMS Common Facilities - 12.3 SYSIDMS Parameter File.

  • CA IDMS Database Administration Quick Reference - 12.0 SYSIDMS Parameters, Miscellaneous Runtime Directives.

  • CA IDMS/DB Database Reorg Option User Guide - 2.3.14 SORTSIZE Parameter.

  • CA IDMS Utilities - 5.2.4 IDMSDBAN Usage.

  • QI75532: The Advantage CA-IDMS Common Facilities manual incorrectly describes the default value of the SORTSIZE= SYSIDMS parameter as being ON.

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Component: IDMS