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Hi, sorry I didn't see your question from October sooner!!!
About Greg Czaja: he remains a developer on Optim for z/OS. His management may discourage him from talking directly with customers but he is extremely knowledgeable and if he can reply to you I know he will have useful info. I mention ABMartin and Estuate because they are the "official" channel for such questions.
About your question about Archive Actions for Optim for z/OS: Here is that page: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSC6CA_11.3.0/com.ibm.nex.optimz.common.doc/AccessDefs/opzcommon-r-archive_actions.html
You would want to use the archive action for before the first row is processed on the Optim Start Table. You can run a query like the SQL JOIN you included in this question, and put the results into the Start Table (INSERT INTO START_TABLE VALUES (your query here)).
The link you provided is for archiving data with Optim on distributed platforms. We use Optim on z/OS.
Which panel (of the tool on z/OS) has archive actions?
Thanks for the link.
Reg Optim support, I got support from Greg Czaja from Unicom for last couple of years.
Has the Optim support model changed now and I need to contact someone from ABMartin and Estuate but not Greg from Unicom?
Hi, you can Google "Optim Archive Actions". Here is my top hit! :-)
Also we have business partners like ABMartin and Estuate who can help, if you want a more formal relationship or engagement.
Peter, where can I find more details about Optim Archive Action?
You can run a query like this in an Optim Archive Action. It can run before other processing starts in the Archive. If the query is an INSERT (placing the results into a table holding those current results) and the INSERTed table is the start table, this will work fine.
We will consider making this an easier to use part of Optim in future. But the point of the above is, you can do this today, fully automated, as a part of an Optim Archive.