How can I manually expire and scratch an EDM tape?

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Last Modified Date : 15/02/2019
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Question:

How can I manually expire and scratch a tape that is marked as EDM controlled?

 

 

Answer:
Please run TMSUPDTE and REP FLAG2=01 and EXPDT=today's date or a date in the past which is what you have done. The next run of TMSCLEAN will scratch the tapes or you can use the CA 1 ISPF utilities and request the tape to be scratched. 

FLAG3=20 which means it is controlled by an EDM. Change FLAG3=00 and then rerun TMSCLEAN and it should now go scratch. 

If that doesn't work, please do the following and it should go scratch. 

REP FLAG3=HEXZEROS (FLAG3 can't be marked for EDM or the tape won't go scratch) 
REP EDMID=HEXZEROS