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Ability to refresh a single Map and not the entire Maplib in batch

Modify the AVZMREFB REXX to allow for the refresh of a single VSAM MAP and not the entire Maplib. When controlling the refresh of VSAM maps in a batch environment where the VSAM files are reloaded frequently there is the need to control the refresh at a granular level so that maps are not brought into memory until the application is ready. Currently all maps in a server are refreshed when any application triggers a refresh which can cause maps that have been updated in the PDS to be loaded into memory prematurely and cause errors.

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  • Jan 12 2021
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? Any team working to deploy maps via batch processes where multiple groups might be updating at the same time
How should it work?

Provide the ability for the AVZMREFB process to accept a member parameter for the refresh. Only refresh that single member in memory.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification While we can work around this by refreshing only during 'enable' there is still a chance for multiple teams to be updating maps and having a map prematurely deploy. We can place the create and enable in the same job but it does not eliminate the risk.
Client Name Citi
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