At CICS start time CA DADS Plus for CICS control fails to allocate a file and issues message DADSP558.

Document ID : KB000008871
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

The client has a file under CA DADS Plus for CICS control. At startup time CA DADS fails to allocate the file and issues message DADSP558 error code 1408.
DADSP558 04:08:50 CICSABS1 'FILE'='KAR$DAT3' ALLOC FAILED RC=X'04'E=X'0210'I=X'0000'

Environment:
Z/OSCICS
Cause:

The file that CA DADS Plus for CICS is trying to allocate to CICS that is allocated to another job.

Resolution:

The applications team had use the ONLINE CA DADS transaction DADA to manually allocate the file in question to CICS.

The CA DADS Plus for CICS online error code information shows the error code 

As per the DADS Primary option panel option 8 

8 ERROR CODE INFORMATION 

The file was in use by another JOB 

COMMAND ===> 

ERROR TYPE =>   AER    S   (SELECT BY ENTERING ANY NON-BLANK)
ERROR CODE => 04,0210,0000 (LEAVE BLANK OR ENTER DESIRED CODE
EX.- 04,0210,0000 | 04,02* | 04*)
ERROR: DESCRIPTION: ( SVC99 RETURN ERRORS )
REF: IBM PUB: OS/VS2 SPL JOB MANAGEMENT (GC:28-0627)
04,0210,0000 - REQUESTED DATASET UNAVAILABLE. DATASET ALLOCATED TO ANOTHER
JOB, USAGE ATTRIBUTE CONFLICTS WITH REQUEST(DSNAME ALLOC).