when using symbolicrelate in an IDCAMS DEFINE ALIAS request, you must remember
that there will be a validation for the symbolicrelate name as specified in the request - It will
not be a validation against the "converted" dataset name after converting the symbolic to its value.
All standard ACF2 dataset validation rules must be followed.
In this example there are two distinct problems...
1) the dataset index with the symbolic was too long.
"&SW_CICS_." is 10 characters - it needs to be reduced to no more that 8 - including the & .
2) at the end of the symbolic name is a period - which is normal for mvs symbolics.
In this instance, where the symbolic is not converted to a value, this cause two periods to be
together without data in between. "&SW_CICS_.."
The resolution is
change the symbolic name to 8 characters or less and remove the period at the end of the symbolic
e.g " &SW_CIC_ "