When I do a TSO, ACF SHOW PROGRAMS, it displays: "-- TAPE BYPASS LABEL PROGRAMS/LIBRARIES -- NONE SPECIFIED". What does Tape BYPASS LABEL PROGRAMS/LIBRARIES refer to?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description

The "TAPE BYPASS LABEL PROGRAMS/LIBRARIES" that is displayed when doing a TSO, ACF, SHOW PROGRAMS command corresponds to the GSO BLPPGM record.

Solution

The GSO BLPPGM record defines the programs and associated libraries that are authorized to use tape bypass label processing (BLP). The GSO BLPPGM allows for the specification of a LIBRARY, a fully qualified name of the library where the programs you specify in the PGM parameter reside, and PGM which can define up to 256 program names.

The TSO, ACF, SHOW PROGRAMS command displays the GSO BLPPGM, the GSO LOGPGM, the GSO MAINT Record, and GSO PPGM Record settings.

ACF                                               show programs                                                                                        -- RESTRICTED PROGRAM NAMES --                DRWD-    FDR***   ICKDSF-  IEHD-    TRYEDIT-                                                   -- MAINTENANCE LOGONIDS/PROGRAMS/LIBRARIES --     USER001   PGM0002 CAILIB.PROD.LOADLIBUSER001   PGM0003 CAILIB.TEST.LOADLIB                                              -- TAPE BYPASS LABEL PROGRAMS/LIBRARIES --                                                  PROG009 CICSTEST.V999.LOADLIB                                                             -- LOGGED PROGRAMS --                         ACF                                           AMASPZAP                                      IMASPZAP                                      IND$FILE                

Details on the GSO BLPPGM record can be found in the CA ACF2 for z/OS Administrator Guide, Chapter 14: Maintaining Global System Options Records, section "Tape Bypass Label Access Option (BLPPGM)".