IMBED parameter in VISION:Inform 4.0 installation job.

Document ID : KB000052807
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

Is IMBED needed in the VISION:Inform 4.0 installation job SMPJOB01?

Solution:

The SMPJOB01 member of the SMPCNTL installation PDS delivered with VISION:Inform 4.0 allocates the SMP/E CSI.

If running CA's Workload Automation to perform a JCL Check, a severity 8 error may be generated regarding the IMBED parameter at the index level of the VSAM file allocation:

             CAY6037E UNKNOWN KEYWORD "IMBED" SPECIFIED IN OPERAND OF "INDEX"
  
    DEFINE CLUSTER (NAME(INFORM.R40.CSI)          -
                    FREESPACE(10,5)               -
                    KEYS(24 0)                    -
                    RECORDSIZE(24 143)            -
                    SHAREOPTIONS(2 3)             -
                    VOLUMES(VOLSER)               -  
                    UNIQUE)                       -  
               DATA(NAME(INFORM.R40.CSI.DATA)     -
                    CONTROLINTERVALSIZE(4096)     -
                    CYLINDERS(60 20))             -
              INDEX(NAME(INFORM.R40.CSI.INDEX)    -
                    CYLINDERS(5 5)                -
                    IMBED)

According to the IBM documentation, "IMBED|NOIMBED is no longer supported; if it is specified, it will be ignored and no message will be issued".

So, while errors only occur if running a JCL check, IMBED is obsolete and can safely be deleted.
We apologize for any inconvenience.