Does CA Common Services for z/OS allow the use of Symbolics in RIMPARMS?

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Last Modified Date : 26/02/2018
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Introduction:
Each system found in a SYSPLEX may require unique values to be coded in the RIMPARMS identifying the system where it is running.  To provide flexibility and avoid coding multiple, almost identical, RIMPARMS unique to each system, CAIRIM allows the use of system symbols within the parms themselves.    
Question:
I just want to verify use of system symbols is allowed in RIMPARMS.
Example:
PRODUCT(CA DATACOM) VERSION(BD15) INIT(DBCR5PR) - LOADLIB(SYSSS.ENF.&$SSDCENF..CAAXLOAD.&IPLGROUP) - PARM(PC=PROD,PCC=DBPCCPR)
Where &$SSDCENF is equal to a release level in IEASYMxx and &IPLGROUP is also defined in IEASYMxx.
Environment:
Executing CAS9 for Resource Initialization Management and using System Symbols in the CAIRIM parms.
Answer:
Yes, that is allowed. CAIRIM PTF RO52581 offers the following options for RIMPARMs for improved SYSPLEX parm sharing capability:
  • IF/ENDIF
  • LOG/NOLOG
  • System symbol substitution
Additional Information:
Please see the discussion on the use of System Symbols in the CAIRIM control statement found under the heading of IF/ENDIF Logic Statements and System Symbols found in: