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Number of votes Request headline and description

73
votes

IMS ABEND at IRLM ABEND in non-XRF and non-FDBR IMS

In case of IRLM abend, IMS closes and stops all opened DBs and DEDB areas. It takes a while to close and stop these databases, therefore certain period of time is needed to recover from the outage. Fo...

Submitted

IMS System Services

69
votes

Limit IRLM lock timeout function only to IFP regions

In Japan, most of the bank customers use application framework called SAIL which is a GBS Japan's asset, running in their production core banking systems. It runs as MPP for SAIL control regions and I...

Submitted

IMS System Services

69
votes

Keyword 'ALL' needed for /DIS STATUS command

Current /DIS STATUS command can be issued without any keywords (/DIS STATUS.),  which can result in massive output message for all IMS resources generated to WTO. This affects system operator's operat...

Declined

IMS System Services

6
votes

support for multiple MQ systems in OTMA destination descriptor TYPE=MQSERIE...

For high availabity reasons we have configured 2 production lines in the same sysplex: CEC01-LPAR01-IMS01-MQ01 CEC02-LPAR02-IMS02-MQ02 Both lines are coupled by various product features. I1) IMS01 an...

Declined

IMS Transaction Manager

4
votes

Refreshable Exit support for additional exits

Provide refreshable exit support for DFSMSCE0 and DFSQSSP0

Uncommitted Candidate

IMS System Services

3
votes

IMS Support for VSAM Linear database Buffer pools 64 bit addressable

Support for VSAM LINEAR datasets for IMS databases was delivered for the enhancement for databases dataset encryption in 2020. The buffer pools for VSAM LINEAR datasets are still treated like OSAM bu...

Submitted

IMS System Services

3
votes

Enabling TLS in IBM Explo...

Uncommitted Candidate

IMS Connect Extensions for z/OS

3
votes

Give HPIC the ability to ...

Uncommitted Candidate

IMS High Performance Image Copy for z/OS

3
votes

Issues with DLI Batch Backout and Checkpoints

Current Situation The situation is: IMS 12.1, batch jobs running in DLI mode, dynamic backout is not enabled, no IRLM, no RSR tracking, DBRC is Force, databases are registered to DBRC, application pr...

Declined

IMS Database Manager

2
votes

Add Parameter to AUTH Call to Suppress ICH408 Messages

Add a parameter to the AUTH call that suppresses ICH408 messages, especially in cases where authorization failures are expected. Conversely, supply a new type of AUTH call that suppresses the ICH408 ...

Need More Information

IMS Transaction Manager

2
votes

Enhance IMS to be able to do decimal compares on DL/I calls

Current IMS only performs binary compares when a DL/I call contains a qualified SSA. This is a problem for packed and zoned decimal values and comparisons with >, >=, < and <=. Because IMS only perfor...

Submitted

IMS Database Manager

1
votes

Invalidate GUR cache / update SQL metadata

IMS caches DBD and PSB metadata for IMS applications and JDBC based tools using SQL access to IMS databases in the so called GUR cache. There are situations in which an invalidation of this cache woul...

Submitted

IMS Database Manager

1
votes

Support DBFUMIN0 with DBRC=N under the IMS Managed ACB environment

We typically use DBFUMIN0 utility with DBRC=N to format ADS because we could save time to spend DBFUMRI0 utility.  We do not format ADS during online transaction processing by using DBFUMRI0, but we u...

Uncommitted Candidate

IMS Database Manager

1
votes

User Exits During DDL processing

During processing for a DEDB database member, a user exit will be needed to validate the vendor data in the catalog, and place it into an extension to Directory member. The exit should be able to add ...

Submitted

IMS Database Manager

1
votes

Fetching Vendor data from Directory

Vendor data that gets stored in Directory needs to be read by vendor batch utilities (PFX utilities). We need mechanism in DFS3CATQ i.e. if requested it should return the vendor data may be ignore the...

Submitted

IMS Database Manager


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