Is there a recommended default link option for CA Easytrieve Plus programs?

Document ID : KB000055673
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
Show Technical Document Details

It is possible to override the mode setting done by CA Easytrieve Plus by using the RMODE and AMODE linkedit PARMs in the JCL. This is not recommended, however, because setting AMODE to 31 in the JCL linkedit parms sets the high order bit 'on' in a register that might be used for another purpose. This VCON problem will be rare, but needs to be mentioned as it is not easy to detect if it should occur.

Basically, do not code any MODE information on the LINK and take the defaults that CA Easytrieve Plus is passing: AMODE=31 and RMODE=24.