Using name conventions clearly segregates your SMP/E environments by release and makes it easy to identify the release for which an environment was created. Not including a release indicator in database file names eliminates the need for manually creating new files each time you upgrade to a new release.
Any type of installation creates new SMP/E data sets. An upgrade does not create new database files.
- When performing a CA IDMS SMP/E installation use a release indicator (like R185) in the high-level qualifiers when creating the SMP/E environment.
- When performing a CA IDMS configuration you should put a release indicator in the CFGPFX variable in VARBLIST.
- Do not include a release indicator in the DBPFX variable in VARBLIST.