Product compatibility between DATA ACCELERATOR Compression and other products
You must ensure the compatibility between DATA ACCELERATOR Compression and other products before installation.
If you use any of the products listed in the following table, note the recommendations in the table to ensure compatibility with DATA ACCELERATOR Compression.
ACCUCHECK uses EXCP processing to compare data sets. Because of the EXCP processing, DATA ACCELERATOR Compression treats ACCUCHECK as an exempted program. Compressed data sets are not expanded when accessed by ACCUCHECK.
BMC IMS Database Utilities Products
The following products in the BMC Database Utilities series for the IMS family use the String Search utility:
If you use the String Search utility at your site, perform these steps:
CA-Dynam/TLMS by Computer Associates
CICS by IBM
If you are using CICS 1.6.1, add the following data definition (DD) statement to your CICS region JCL before simulating or compressing CICS files with the VSAM component
Control-T by BMC
Include Control-T load module CTTPARM in the linklist or the STEPLIB of the BMCBCSS procedure.
DFP by IBM
If you are using DFP, the BCSS might terminate with an S0C4 abend. Apply PTF UY11863 or a superseding PTF before using the VSAM component to compress data.
ENDEVOR/MVS by Computer Associates
Do not compress ENDEVOR data sets.
HYPER-CACHE by BMC
Use bcssid DAC VSAM ABO OFF in the BMCBCSS commands data set.
HYPERBUF by Computer Associates
If you are using HYPERBUF, start the BCSS before HYPERBUF after each system IPL. You can shut them down in any order. Use bcssid DAC VSAM ABO OFF in the BMCBCSS commands data set.
HyperLoad by SOFTWORKS
If you are using HyperLoad to load VSAM data sets that are compressed because of generic registration entries, ensure that these entries indicate that compression should occur at the next OPEN. The Installation System will not create discrete entries when HyperLoad is used to load VSAM data sets because HyperLoad uses EXCP-based processing. Using Compress at OPEN generic registration entries ensures that the BMC Software Enterprise Server Installation System intercepts subsequent accesses to newly loaded compressed files and creates discrete entries.
IEHMOVE by IBM
Do not use IEHMOVE to move compressed data sets. Consider using IEBGENER by IBM.
INFOPAC (all versions) by Mobius Management Systems, Inc.
Do not register program INFOPACR. This program records the largest LRECL encountered when reading the VSAM file. When INFOPAC needs to redefine this VSAM file, it uses the largest LRECL encountered to determine the length of the file. If INFOPACR is given compressed records, the VSAM definition will be wrong and application errors will occur.
INFOPAC 5.2 and later by Mobius Management Systems, Inc.
Mainframe Software Manager (MSM) by Computer Associates
If you are using MSM with PTF SM8005, an S0C4 abend might occur in MSMENTRY during DATA ACCELERATOR Compression initialization. Computer Associates has informed BMC that the removal of zap SM8005D corrects this problem. This zap was included in a Computer Associates maintenance letter dated December 8, 1987. Remove zap SM8005D before using the VSAM component to compress data.
PDSFAST by Software Engineering of America
PDSFAST provides an early warning flash EWF1442 that allows DATA ACCELERATOR Compression to initialize properly. A 013-20 abend occurs when PDSFAST attempts to open the SYSPRINT data set. Apply EWF1494 at PDSFAST maintenance level 4.3.H.
PDSMAN by Computer Associates
Apply fix 631-54.
RMS Online by Mantissa
RMS online must have PTM 45.
SAR EXPRESS by Computer Associates
If you are using the Computer Associates product SAR EXPRESS, you must apply maintenance RP051209 and RP161139 to SAR EXPRESS. This maintenance applies to SAR EXPRESS 5.1. Contact Computer Associates if you need maintenance for other levels of SAR EXPRESS.
SAS by SAS Institute
When using the SAS INCLUDE option on a compressed non-VSAM data set, you must include the following DCB information on the INFILE and INCLUDE DD statement:
Failure to do so can result in U0999 and S0C4 abends.
ShareOption/5 by Computer Associates
You must start DATA ACCELERATOR Compression before starting ShareOption/5. ShareOption/5 must be the ACBINRTN after the OPEN of a ShareOption/5 intercepted data set. The following actions occur for the intercepted data set:
DATA ACCELERATOR Compression does not see the OPEN of the
BMC AMI Strobe
You can start STROBECV only after you receive the following BMC message:
SYNCSORT by Syncsort, Inc.
SYNCSORT might receive the message
TeraSAM by SOFTWORKS
You should compress the logical cluster name. You must not use the LMO feature of the Installation System on job steps that use TeraSAM files. Use bcssid
ULTIMIZER by UltiMIS
You must not use the LMO feature of the Installation System on job steps that are intercepted by ULTIMIZER. Use bcssid
VIOPLUS by SOFTWORKS
VSAM ASSIST by SOFTWORKS
The HOTLOAD (reload) and FPDISK (unload) options use EXCP processing to back up and restore VSAM data sets. Because of the EXCP processing, DATA ACCELERATOR Compression treats VSAM ASSIST as an exempted program when the HOTLOAD and FPDISK options are used. Compressed data sets are unloaded or reloaded in compressed format only. Expanded data sets are unloaded or reloaded in expanded format only. The NOHOTLOAD (reload) and NOFPDISK (unload) options should be used for logical mode reloads and unloads. Compressed data sets can be unloaded or reloaded in compressed format or expanded format. Use the following DD statement on job steps that use VSAM ASSIST:
VSAMTUNE by Macro 4
Complete the following steps: