Downloading an IDMS PTF from support.ca.com sometimes results in two files, a ROnnnnn.BIN and a HOLDDATA.DTA.TXT file,where nnnnn is the PTF number. What should be done with the HOLDDATA.DTA.TXT file?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

The HOLDDATA.DTA.TXT file contains the HOLDDATA for the PTF that is sometimes included with the PTF, that is, in the ROnnnnn.BIN file. In this case the HOLDDATA is added to the GLOBAL ZONE with the RECEIVE through the SMPPTFIN DD.

Solution:

When the HOLDDATA is made available in a separate HOLDDATA.DTA.TXT file, this file should be uploaded to the mainframe and the SMPHOLD DD in the RECEIVE step.