Upgrading to File Master Plus for IMSv10.
Why am I getting CA File Master Plus for IMS -- Browse * DD IMS ALLOCATE FAILED?
Error "File Master IMS could not allocate temporary DDN IMS" is given for a very specific situation, related to the presence of one or more GSAM PCB's in the PSB.
File Master is trying to allocate a temporary load library with this command:
TSO ALLOCATE FI(IMS) DA('userid.SYSFMxxx.TEMPIMS') UNIT(SYSDA) CYL SPACE(5 3) DSORG(PO) DSNTYPE(LIBRARY)
userid is the userid of the person executing File Master
xxx is a 3-digit random number
In the above command, some parameters are derived from the File Master CDBILOAD. E.g. "CYL" can be "TRK" and DSNTYPE(LIBRARY) will be replaced with DIR(5) if CDBILOAD is a PDS.
You could ask the person who's getting this problem to execute the allocate command interactively under ISPF option 6. E.g. for user XYZ:
TSO ALLOC FI(IMS) DA('XYZ.SYSFM123.TEMPIMS') UNIT(SYSDA) CYL SPACE(5 3) DSORG(PO) DSNTYPE(LIBRARY)
If this allocate fails, there should be a message that indicates the reason of the failure.