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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 8, 2017

Customer needs a new function that can easily compare source and target.

My customer is using IIDR for IMS for z/OS.(all DEDB)
They need a new function that can easily compare source DB and target DB.
As an alternative, there is a way to compare both unload data, but there are two problems.
- Both unloads must be executed when the source and target DBs are stable.
- It takes too much time to unload and compare.
In customer's system, the online service stops only one hour a week.
Even when a failure occurs, the online service must be resumed as soon as possible.
In addition, this system has about 360 DBs and the number of AREA is over 7,000, so the ability to compare in a short time is indispensable.
Against such a background, we are requesting a function that can compare source and target even during DB update or replication execution.
Like a ASNTDIFF command on QREP.

  • Guest
    May 21, 2021

    [IBM Update]

    Hi,

    Thank you for filing this requirement and for your interest in keeping our IMS/VSAM Data Replication technologies vital and successful. We depend on your continued interest and ideas to help ensure our products keep pace with market needs and industry standards.

    Although we do agree that your request is valid, after monitoring your request for more customer demand over the last few years and applying other relevant evaluation criteria, unfortunately we won't be able to accept your request at this time. However, if there is still an important business need, we encourage you to file a new idea accompanied with any additional information that could help us prioritize the requirement in the future.