After upgrading to IDMS r18.x, JCL submitted to Internal Reader containing /*PURGE is incorrect

Document ID : KB000056712
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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The incorrect JCL problem occurs when the Optional Bit Setting OPT00052 is missing from module RHDCOPTF.

The corrective action is to add Optional Bit OPT00052 to RHDCOPTF.

The Informational apar RI70658 OPTIONAL APAR BIT SETTINGS FOR RELEASE 18.5 lists all the 18.5 Optional Bit settings.

OPT00052 Bypass the MVS user ID extraction facility.

To verify the Optional Bit Settings/Flags; at the ‘Enter Next Task Code’ command, issue a


And scroll to the page that shows the following display:

** OPTION FLAGS (RHDCOPTF) **