Does IDMS support PDSE libraries in CDMSLIB?

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Last Modified Date : 21/05/2018
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Question:
Can I convert PDS load libraries to PDSE (DSNTYPE=LIBRARY) ?
Can load libraries concatenated to CDMSLIB or test version load libraries be in PDSE format? 
 
Answer:
IDMS supports loading of programs from PDSE format load libraries from both CDMSLIB concatenated datasets and test load library datasets allocated to Vnnnn DD statements.
You can have a mixture of PDS and PDSE datasets concatenated together.
For STEPLIB datasets, loading of programs from PDSEs is already supported by z/OS.
For UCFTSO you can use PDSEs in the STEPLIB or CDMSLIB.
For batch jobs we recommend you use STEPLIB instead of CDMSLIB.

In order to use PDSEs in IDMS you either have to specify SVC=nnn in the PARM statement of the startup JCL or run the CA IDMS CV as authorized.

To convert a PDS to PDSE you can use IEBCOPY. Sample JCL:
//CONVERT   EXEC PGM=IEBCOPY
//SYSPRINT  DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSUT1    DD  DSNAME=PDS.LOADLIB,DISP=SHR
//SYSUT2    DD  DSNAME=PDSE.LOADLIB,
//          DSNTYPE=LIBRARY,LIKE=PDS.LOADLIB,
//          DISP=(NEW,CATLG),STORCLAS=xxxxxxx
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Additional Information:
See DocOps section PDSE Support