Have you ever needed to import a subset of application package DBDs and/or PSBs from the staging directory but had to wait until all of the application packages were ready to be imported?

If so, here is just the enhancement to help.

The IMS team is enhancing the IMPORT DEFN SOURCE(CATALOG) command to support a NAME keyword so that you are able to selectively import application packages of DBDs and/or PSBs from the staging directory to the active directory when those packages are ready. One or more specific and/or wildcard parameters may be specified. This allows an ACBMBR online change user to more easily work in a managed ACBs environment.

All the resources associated with the database DBD and/or program PSB resources specified on the NAME() keyword are also imported, except for GSAM. For GSAM DBDs and PSBs, only the named GSAM DBDs and PSBs are imported. For non-GSAM DBDs and PSBs, the NAME() keyword only needs to specify one DBD or PSB from the application package, for the IMPORT command to import it and all of its associated DBDs and PSBs.

So how do you get this cool new IMS enhancement? It’s shipped as part of APAR PI83433 / PTF UI65332. Additional details are included in APAR PI83433 and will be included in our IMS Knowledge Center soon.

Brought to you by the hard-working and visionary members of the IMS Managed ACB development team.

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