Is PTF RO88141 required when upgrading CA CADS Plus for CICS to CTS 5.3?

Document ID : KB000046317
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question: 

I am upgrading to CTS 5.3 and the CA DADS PLUS for CICS certification requirements state that RO88141 is required for CA DADS Plus for CICS to function under CTS 5.3. Is this PTF really required? 

The Fix TITLE is    Title: CTS 5.3 DADS GA SUPPORT 

But the problem description seems to indicate that the fix is for an RLS environment only. 

Problem Description: When using CA DADS 4.0 in a CTS 5.3 region with RLS=YES, DADS RLS function requests will fail with the following message 

  DADSP398 RLS SUPPORT NOT ENABLED IN THIS CICS REGION DADSA398 RLS SUPPORT NOTENABLED IN THIS CICS REGION.

Since my current environment already has on all the PREREQ fixes PRE (ZOS4002,RO70937,RO88018)  required by RO88141 and I do not use RLS files do I need to applied RO88141 to be certified to run CTS 5.3?

If the client does not need RO88141, they can avoid a maintenance cycle and many man hours of quality assurance testing.

Answer: 

As per the CA DADS Development team you will need to apply fixes RO88141 and its PREREQ RO88018 for CTS 5.3 support. 

The PREREQ fix RO88018 contains code changes that are required for CTS 5.3 support that the fix description does not mention.

As far as RLS fix RO88141. When CA DADS checks the CICS level, it also checks the CICS system flags to determine if the region was initialized using RLS. Without fix RO88141, we will be checking the wrong field to make that determination and could possibly incorrectly set the DADS internal RLS flag to on, thereby altering processing to assume you are using RLS when you aren’t. 

After applying fix RO88018 and RO88141 you will need to reinstall the DADS SVC as outlined on fix RO88018. 

APAR #: RO88018

Product: DADSPL Release: 4.0 Solution #: 158 Type:

OS: OS Group: MFTEST GBL SUP 1

Title: INQUIRE PROGRAM LIBRARYDSN SHOWS X'00' 

****************** VERSION 0 EFFECTIVE: FEB 02 2016 10:12 ******************

Problem Description:

WHEN DADS DFHRPL OPTION 2 IS USED TO MODIFY THE DFHRPL

CONCATENATION, A CICS INQUIRE PROGRAM LIBRARYDSN MAY

SHOW X'00' OR AN INCORRECT DSN. 

YOU MUST REINSTALL THE ADVANTAGE CA-DADS

PLUS FOR CICS SVC AFTER APPLICATION OF

THIS PTF. REFER TO YOUR INSTALLATION

GUIDE STEP20 FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS. 

THE OSISVC PROVIDED WITH THIS PTF IS

DOWNWARD COMPATIBLE TO THE RO10396 LEVEL

OF MAINTENANCE FOR ALL SUPPORTED CICS

RELEASES. 

TO CONFIRM PROPER SVC INSTALLATION,

ENTER 'SVC' KEYWORD ON OPTION 2 COMMAND 

ENTER 'SVC' KEYWORD ON OPTION 2 COMMAND

LINE AND THE FOLLOWING SHOULD DISPLAY:

DP847: OSISVC ASSEMBLED 01/06/16 11.33 

Additional Information: 

Please see the CA DADS Plus for CICS release 4.0 Install guide for information on installing the CA DADS Plus for CICS SVC.