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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 15, 2019

Admin Tool - MIG: do not allocate COL DD dataset for ADB2GEN in generate job.

When generating MIG DATA for objects in BATCH the program ADB28M allocates a COL DD dataset which is used in the generated unload JCL.

This causes a security violation for unloads that are destined to run in production.



1. In Panel ADB28M, field 'Prefix for Datasets' is set to PGKS.DB2. This is a production HLQ that we do not have access to, but is required for the unloads to write to when they run in production.

2. ADB28M program uses this prod HLQ to allocate a COL dataset. This dataset is allocated empty. The allocation fails as our userids have no access to define production datasets.


Ideal solution is to create the COL dataset in the same job as the unloads rather than up front. Maybe start with an IDCAMS delete if it already exists and then define it as new. There are of course many ways to achieve the same thing.


At the moment we are, again, having to manipulate the JCL via rexxes to get this to work.

  • Guest
    Feb 12, 2020

    Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. While we view all the enhancement requests we receive as valuable and we would like to implement all of them, in an effort to have maximum transparency we are closing the ones that don’t currently appear on our two year product roadmap. This is not to say that these enhancements may not still be implemented at some point in the future as we constantly evaluate our requirements on the basis of customer demand and technical impact and try to deliver maximum value to our customers. We appreciate your feedback and would be happy to discuss your enhancement requests further if you’d like.