INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING/UPLOADING AND APPLYING CA MICS PTF'S VIA SUPPORT ONLINE THAT ARE ATTACHED TO CONTACT.

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PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD AND APPLY CA MICS PTF'S VIA SUPPORT ONLINE.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING/UPLOADING VIA SUPPORT ONLINE

Downloading:

  1. Click on the Summary tab.

  2. Scroll to the heading Related Solutions and click on the Solution link.

  3. Click on the Solution Downloads link.

  4. In the Solution Downloads section, click on the Download link.

  5. Click on the Download link in one of the download methods.

  6. Assuming you chose the 'HTTP via Download Manager' method, in the Save As window, specify the folder in which you want to save the product change.

  7. Click on the Save button.

  8. Close the CA Download Manager window.

Please note: CA MICS product changes are distributed via Support Online as binary files. They are not converted from EBCDIC to ASCII when downloaded. If viewed on your PC, they will not be readable using an application presenting the data as ASCII.

Uploading:

  1. Pre-allocate a sequential file, LRECL 80, on your host system.

  2. Upload from your PC to this file, ensuring that no translation (ASCII to EBCDIC) is performed and CRLF is set to NO.

  3. Once uploaded, the sequential file will contain the JCL necessary to populate your PSP libraries with the product change.

INSTRUCTIONS to APPLY the Support Online Product Change:

  1. Delete all statements preceding the JOB statement.

  2. Modify the JOB statement per your data center's standards.

  3. Modify 'yoursharedprefix' on the APPLYPC PROC statement to match your sharedprefix value:

    If MICSLEVEL=YES, leave the .MICS second level qualifier.
    If MICSLEVEL=NO, remove the .MICS second level qualifier.

  4. Submit the job for execution and ensure that it completes successfully. Note that some product changes contain steps that execute the ASSEMBLER to pass parameters to a subsequent step. When an ASSEMBLER step is executed, a return code of 4 is produced and should be ignored.

  5. In the MICS Workstation Facility:

    Select option 5;2;4;1 - Receive new PSP Tables.
    Select option 5;2;1;2 - Select Product Changes and select this product change.
    Select option 5;2;2 - Select Product Changes for Apply to apply this product change.

  6. Execute the steps listed in the checklist.