How to create a dump for system or user abend?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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By default a dump only will be produced if a CA IMS tools execution ends with a return code equal or greater than 17. However a dump might be necessary for problem analysis for any failing job execution, even if the return code is smaller than 17.


If a dump is needed for problem analysis with a failing CA IMS tool execution which does NOT produce a dump, re-run this job using an additional execution option ABENDRC=n (where n is equal or less than the return code being issued by the failing job execution). The dump is written to DD statement SYSUDUMP, which will be dynamically allocated by the CA IMS tool. 

Additional Information:

Please take a look at the CA Database Management Solution Guide for IMS at the platform at