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Dear Stephen, Thank you for submitting this Aha! Idea. The Db2 for z/OS development team has provided feedback, below:
Template switching today is supported only for image copy datasets. A number of the work datasets that are referred to in this requirement are ones which development would rather remove the need for altogether instead of supporting switching of them between tape and disk. For example, SYSUT1 for REORG INDEX is now no longer needed, an enhancement which simplifies the utility and greatly improves overall performance. For this reason there are no plans to deliver the requested capability.
Therefore, unfortunately, we have marked this idea as Not under consideration.
We do hope you will continue to submit your enhancement suggestions to us as we review and consider each and every one as potential candidates for product improvement.
The Db2 for z/OS Development Team