Does CA PDSMAN provide support for PDSE libraries?

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PDSE support


Does CA PDSMAN fully support IBM's PDSE datasets? If not when will it or how does it support PDSEs now?


Generally, CA PDSMAN supports PDSE libraries. However, there are some PDSMAN facilities that are simply not applicable to PDSEs because of the PDSE architecture. There are also some CA PDSMAN facilities that have reduced functionality when processing PDSE or Program Object (a PDSE containing executable modules) libraries.

The following CA PDSMAN facilities are not applicable to PDSE or Program Object libraries:

Dynamic BLDL
Library Space Reuse
LibraryAnalysis and Validation (PDSM13, FastCopy Validate)
Library Compression (FastCopy Compress)
Compression Scheduling (PDSM11)
Library Integrity Facility
Directory Space Monitoring

The following CA PDSMAN facilities have reduced functionality when processing PDSE and Program Object libraries:

MainBackup System
Descriptive Member Titles
Library Space Monitoring

The following PDSMAN facilities have reduced functionality for Program Object libraries only:

Multiple Member Version Support

The Usage Notes section for each CA PDSMAN facility describes PDSE and Program Object restrictions and limitations. Refer to the Usage Notes section of the facility being implemented for specific PDSE or Program Object related information.

Currently, this is the full PDSE support CA PDSMAN provides.