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EXTFILE size needs to be in TCz

The size of the EXTFILE is actually hard coded in the skeleton. Other than reducing the scan range (currently 3 and 7 hrs), we can recommend updating the skeleton. For the transaction scan, you can edit SARYSLIB members ARYINBX (currently line 90)




000089 ))SMS

000090 )) SPACE=(CYL,(15,10),RLSE),UNIT=SYSDA


and ARYIN1X (line 32)



000031 ))SMS

000032 // SPACE=(CYL,(15,10),RLSE),UNIT=SYSDA


We will see if we plan to make changes to be able to modify these parameters through other means.

  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Dec 10 2019
  • Planned for future release
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Customers with large and highly active subsystems
How should it work?

Add entries in TCz to customize the size of the EXTFILE rather than forcing customers to manually configure.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification At the high rate of applying maintenance, this manual override could get skipped.
Customer Name CDT - State of California
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