How product libraries should be used

Several distributed libraries are included with MainView for CICS, including a parameter library (BBPARM), a samples library (BBSAMP), and a profile library (BBPROF).

Use the contents of these distributed libraries as models to create site-customized product libraries, either manually or with MainView Customization.


The distributed libraries themselves should not be modified. If you change the distributed libraries, subsequent SMP maintenance will overwrite your changes.

Throughout the MainView documentation set, references to these libraries use the distributed name. However, when you need to make changes, be sure to use the corresponding library that has been customized for your site. The following table lists the distributed name and the corresponding customized library created by MainView Customization, and leaves space for you to note any library you have created.

Product libraries

Distributed library name

Library created by MainView Customization

Other site-customized copy










For more information about all the product libraries, see the discusssion of MainView product libraries in the MainView Customization Reference or the MainView Administration Guide.

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