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Use IDCAMS Pro in place of the standard IBM utility IDCAMS to optionally cause a jobstep abend whenever IDCAMS terminates with a 'higher-than-desired' return code. In order to accomplish this, IDCAMS Pro simply calls IDCAMS and, upon IDCAMS's completion, tests its return code. Based on the execution PARM, IDCAMS Pro decides whether an abend is warranted.
Another function of IDCAMS Pro is to transparently convert IDCAMS REPRO operations to use a SORT COPY function. SORT uses EXCP processing for its COPY operation, much faster and far more efficient than the QSAM processing used by IDCAMS during a REPRO.
Security Tester - The Security Tester, batch utility GSTB0110, has been added. Use the facility to validate your access to datasets or other secured resources before actually attempting direct access. NEW!
Automatic reorganization - VSAM Pro does not rely on externally stored DEFINE statements, rather it uses information gathered by performing an IDCAMS LISTCAT against the specified file. It automatically generates the appropriate commands prior to invoking IDCAMS to back up, delete, define and restore the file. VSAM Pro supports KSDS, ESDS and RRDS datasets.
Automatic reorganization and tuning - VSAM Pro reorganizes the file and inserts the appropriate user supplied overrides to the DEFINE parameters in order to:Adjust the primary space allocation to keep the dataset 85-95% full or as specified;
Adjust the secondary space allocation to at least 10% of primary or as specified;
Adjust the control interval sizes to keep index levels under 3 or as specified;
Optionally automatically relocate the dataset to another volume when primary allocation cannot be achieved in one extent (see POOL).