CA ADS dialog abort information screen is not displayed

Document ID : KB000097299
Last Modified Date : 31/05/2018
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Issue:

I just upgraded to a new release of IDMS.
When a CA ADS dialog abends, the message is displayed in the log but no screen is displayed showing the abort information. How do I enable the display of the abort information screen?

Environment:

All mainframe operating systems

Cause:

The display of the CA ADS Dialog Abort Information screen is controlled by a setting in the ADSO statement in the SYSGEN. You can check the current setting by running the DCPROFIL task and page forward to the * ADSO CONTROL BLOCK * on page 7.  It should have BYPASS DIAG. SCREEN NO  in order for the abort screen to be displayed

In addition, if CA ADS Alive is installed we bypass the display of the Dialog Abort Information screen unless optional bit 89 is activated. You can check what optional bits are active by running the DCPROFIL task and page forward to the page ** OPTION FLAGS (RHDCOPTF) **.

As from IDMS release 18.0 all products are installed automatically but you can activate/deactivate products using the product intent table. ADS determines if ADS Alive is installed by loading program USGANIM. If USGANIM is defined in the SYSGEN it will be loaded successfully and it will assume you are using ADS Alive.

Resolution:

In the ADSO statement you need to specify DIAGNOSTIC SCREEN IS YES. 
Modify the sysgen to make this change, re-generate the system and restart IDMS. 
Use the following SYSGEN commands:

MOD SYS nnn.
MOD ADSO  DIAGNOSTIC SCREEN IS YES. 
GEN.

To display the CA ADS Dialog Abort Information screen when CA ADS Alive is installed you need to activate optional bit 89 by coding #DEFOPTF OPT00089 in RHDCOPTF.

Alternatively, if ADS Alive is installed but not being used, delete or disable program USGANIM in the SYSGEN. Use the following SYSGEN commands:

MOD SYS nnn. 
MOD PRO USGANIM DISABLED. 
GEN.
Additional Information:
See DocOps section ADSO Statement ParametersCreating an RHDCOPTF Module and System Generation Statements