Setting global options in DELTA PLUS and DELTA PLUS VIRTUAL TERMINAL

This section describes the procedures for setting global options.

Use global options to specify parameters that govern product operations throughout your site, regardless of IMS system. You must review and save the global options if you are performing an initial installation of DELTA PLUS or DELTA PLUS VIRTUAL TERMINAL.

DELTA PLUS and DELTA PLUS VIRTUAL TERMINAL consist of various elements that are associated through VTAM and normal IMS inter-region communication. You must specify certain parameters to keep these elements operating according to the standards at your site. Global options apply to all TSO/ISPF sessions, batch functions, BMCXLINK, and all control regions that the products service. When you create or change global options, load module DLP$GBL0 is link-edited to your product options library.

Note

  • When global options are changed, other users must re-enter the product to obtain the revised options. For proper operation, you should recycle BMCXLINK.

  • If you have an existing DELTA IMS global options module (DLA$GBL0), certain global options field values can be copied from DLA$GBL0. For more information, see the conversion appendices in the product user guide.

To set global options

  1. Invoke the online interface through the modified ISPF/PDF Primary Option Menu that you created in Accessing the products from an ISPF options menu or through the CLIST that you created in Accessing the products from a CLIST.

    The Main Menu is displayed.

  2. Type 4 in the selection field and press Enter.

    The Administration Menu is displayed.

  3. Type 1 in the selection field and press Enter.

    The Global Options Entry panel is displayed.

    Global Options Entry panel

     Menu  Options  Help                                                          
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    prd                         Global Options Entry                              
    Command ===> _________________________________________________________________
                                                                                    
     Specify the library containing the Global Options.                             
       Global Options library  . 'prd.APF.LOAD'                                      
                                                                                    
     Specify additional libraries in which to save Options (if desired).            
       Save library 1  . . . . . ______________________________________________     
       Save library 2  . . . . . ______________________________________________
  4. In the Global Options library field, type the data set name of the library in which the global options module will reside.

    Note

    The product interface obtains the global options module from one of the following sources:

    • TSO logon procedure //STEPLIB concatenation

    • product CLIST ISPLLIB concatenation

  5. (optional) If your installation stores the global options module in separate libraries that are used by ISPF, the control region, or BMCXLINK, type the data set name of the additional library in which to store the global options module in the Save library 1 field and press Enter.

    Note

    If you use several load libraries, remember that it is possible to have a copy of a module in more than one library. IMS will use the first module that it finds, regardless of whether that module is the most current one available.

    The Edit Global Options panel is displayed.

    Edit Global Options panel

    The following fields are available on this panel:

    VTAM User Session ACBNAME prefix

    Specify the four-character ACBNAME prefix from the VTAM definition statements that were created during the product installation.

    The BMCXLINK ACBNAMEs that are used in the VTAM definition statements must be of the format ppppnnnn, where pppp is the four-character prefix specified in this field, and nnnn is the next available sequential number starting with 0001.

    The default value for this field is DLPU.

    DASD unit name for temporary files

    Specify the esoteric DASD unit name that the product Log and History File functions use to allocate work files and temporary report files during sorts.

    The default value for this field is SYSALLDA.

    Trace table dynamic dump sysout class

    Specify the sysout class to be used if the internal trace table appears in any abend dumps. This class is also used if the table must be printed on demand.

    The default value for this field is A.

    Request status check time interval

    Specify the time interval, in seconds, after which the product will provide a status on any outstanding requests. The product periodically responds to the BMCXLINK user session while processing a request for that session so that the user stays informed of the request processing status.

    The default value for this field is 10 seconds.

    Routing code

    Type the WTO message routing code that the product and BMCXLINK will use. BMCXLINK issues WTO messages any time significant events occur. Use the WTO routing code to direct these messages to selected consoles.

    BMC recommends that you use the default value of 11.

    For information about other routing codes, see IBM publication MVS/ESA Routing and Descriptor Codes or z/OS MVS System Messages.

    Descriptor code

    Type the WTO message descriptor code that the product and BMCXLINK will use. BMCXLINK issues WTO messages any time significant events occur. You can suppress these messages depending on the WTO message descriptor code specified.

    BMC recommends that you use the default value of 7.

    For information about other descriptor codes, see IBM publication MVS/ESA Routing and Descriptor Codes or z/OS MVS System Messages.

    Translate all messages to uppercase

    Type a / in the selection field to translate product-generated messages to uppercase. Otherwise, messages are generated in mixed case.

    This option affects only the messages that are displayed on the console or in batch. It does not affect ISPF messages unless the message comes from BMCXLINK.

    Message number prefix

    Note

    This field does not apply to DELTA PLUS VIRTUAL TERMINAL.

    Select a product message prefix.

    Type 1 in the selection field to prefix the product error message with the BMCDLP prefix (for example, BMCDLP123456E).

    Type 2 in the selection field to prefix the product error message with the DLP prefix (for example, DLP123456E).

    Type 3 in the selection field to prefix the product error message with the BMC prefix (for example, BMC123456E).

    View Profile library

    Specify the name of the data set that will store the View Profiles which allow you to customize element fields in the ISPF interface.

    For information about allocating this data set, see Allocating new data sets.

    Variable Definition library

    Specify the name of the data set that will store the Variable Definition Sets which allow you to customize values for element fields in the ISPF interface.

    For information about allocating this data set, see Allocating new data sets.

    Variable Definition library

    Specify the name of the data set that will store the Variable Definition Sets which allow you to customize values for element fields in the ISPF interface.

    For information about allocating this data set, see Allocating new data sets.

    User Profiles data set

    Specify the name of the data set that will store the user access profiles that provide internal product security. This data set is allocated during initial installation.

    For information about allocating this data set, see Allocating new data sets.

    Select userid type for batch execution (selection field)

    Type the option number in the selection field to indicate which user ID is recorded in the Log and History File when a DELTA List check or execute is initiated. Possible values are:

    • 1 Use the active userid

    • 2 Use the last-update userid

    The default value for this field is 1.

  6. Press F3 to save changes to the global options.

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