Small VSE/VSAM enhancement for LISTCAT available
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A small VSE/VSAM enhancement was implemented with APAR DY47478 for z/VSE 4.3. The z/VSE 5.1 version will be available soon with APAR DY47482.
The APAR fixes an IDCAMS LISTCAT loop for a large number of datasets residing on one volume (more than 5000 VSAM datasets per volume). With this APAR applied IDCAMS LISTCAT will provide part of the output along with the error message:
IDC3009I ** VSAM CATALOG RETURN CODE IS 44 - REASON CODE IS IGG0CLAZ-4
Messages and Codes book to be updated accordingly:
IDCAMS Return and Reason Codes section Return Code 44 - Reason Code 4
It has been detected that the catalog work area size required for LISTCAT processing exceeds 64K. Usually caused by the large amount of data sets(over 5000) residing on single volume. Only part of the LISTCAT output is displayed.
Reorganize the catalog to have less number of data sets per single volume or limit the LISTCAT output requested by specifying parameters like ENTRIES or entry-type.
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