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Propagate source DCB information to SNODE when using DATACLAS= keyword

The beauty of zOS-to-zOS COPYs is the inherent ability to automatically transfer the source DCB information to the SNODE side for proper dataset allocations.

If the source DCB changes, the process does not need to be altered. This generic process can be re-used for several various datasets, HOWEVER, once the keyword DATACLAS= is added to the process, all this goes away.

  • Guest
  • Jul 6 2021
  • Planned for future release
What is your industry? Computer Services
How will this idea be used?

In a zOS COPY process, in conjunction with using DATACLASs parameter, have the ability to automatically pass along the Source DCB information.

  • Guest commented
    18 Nov, 2021 07:52pm

    Thanks for requesting this RFE. The z/OS storage team at our company made a similar request. The reason being is that it is also easier to take advantage of Connect Direct's zEDC feature.

  • Guest commented
    12 Nov, 2021 01:34pm

    Thanks for the update.

    Thank You,

    Phil Allison
    Enterprise Architect
    Technology Infrastructure and Operations
    Black Knight Inc


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  • Guest commented
    12 Nov, 2021 12:29pm


    That is GREAT news ! Thank you very much for this consideration and we look forward to getting the enhancement.

    Best Regards,

    Brian D. Miller
    Mainframe Network Systems Software
    Technology Infrastructure & Operations
    Black Knight, Inc.
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  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    12 Nov, 2021 04:31am

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it with my team and we are in agreement that changing how the "dataclass=" parameter is used so that processes can be more generic would be a worthwhile enhancement. I am accepting this request and we will look to move it onto the roadmap moving forward.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Product Manager

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