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Status Future consideration
Workspace QMF for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 24, 2022

Setting APPLCOMPAT at BIND of QMF packages

We apply service to QMF for TSO. That includes running DSQ1BPKG to bind packages. All packages are bound with APPLCOMPAT(V11R1) although we have set DSNZPARM APPLCOMPAT=V12R1M504.

The APPLCOMAT parameter for the BIND is set by DSQ1BPKO and there is no way to set the value other than changing the REXX code. We do not want QMF packages to use that low APPLCOMPAT as it will allow users to create Db2 objects that are deprecated and stop them from using new features. As of now we have to rebind the packages directly after binding them to set the desired APPLCOMPAT.

Editing a REXX program is always a risk as you cannot guarantee that something that should not be changed is.

The APPLCOMPAT value for the BIND PACKAGE should be controlled by a new parameter in DSQ1DEFS or by the DSNZPARM setting. An idea would be to always use a parameter in DSQ1DEFS and let a blank value for that prameter mean that the DSNZPARM value should be used.

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