CA IDMS local batch DC045015 Scratch area open failed

Document ID : KB000124854
Last Modified Date : 17/01/2019
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Issue:

Running a CA IDMS local mode batch job fails with error DC045015 Scratch area open failed: GETSCRWX RC=FFFFFFFC

Cause:

When SCRATCH_IN_STORAGE=ON is specified in the SYSIDMS parameter file, the scratch area will be allocated in memory.

If DC_SCRATCH=ON is also specified it will use the DDLDCSCR area definition in the DMCL instead of DDLOCSCR. 

The DC045015 error message indicates there is insufficient storage to allocate the scratch area.

Resolution:

Modify the JCL to specify a larger REGION size or specify REGION=0M in the EXEC card of the failing step.