Increasing the maximum number of output members for ADROUT.

Document ID : KB000035370
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Problem:

I'm trying to increase the "maximum number of output members" in ADROUT but when I access the site options with SET OUTPUT SITE command and try to update the field, I get 1- ICPSSETP21E - Maximum outputs cannot be altered if Directory exists.

Environment:

z/OS, z/VSE

Cause:

You can not increase the number of outputs without also changing the directory name. 

Resolution:

There are two ways you can increase the "maximum number of output members" in ADROUT

1. Change the directory name and the number of outputs...       
    recycle CICS                                                 
    run VLSUTIL format on ADROUT / SCPSUTIL INIT          
 
Note: Once you run the FORMAT/INIT, your old prints will no longer be available. My suggestion would be to print out any output that you still need.      

2.  Run VLSUTIL EXPANDDIR                                                 

 Note:  You will need to make sure that all activity is halted on ADROUT so recommendation is to close the file before you run EXPANDDIR.   
 
Additional Information:
 
Information on the EXPANDDIR procedure can be found in the CA IPC Implementation Guide