When viewing the CA Chorus Software Manager (CSM) Products display, what does it mean when a yellow triangle appears next to a PTF?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

What is the significance of the yellow triangles that appear next to some PTFs on the CA Chorus Software Manager's (CSM) r 6.0 Products tab - when the release level is displayed?

Sample screenprint of the Products tab with yellow Triangles

This is a sample screenprint of the Products tab/release level with some yellow triangles in the list.

Answer: 

The yellow triangle can be found on the CSM Products tab when showing the maintenance available for a release of a product.  PTFs flagged with a yellow triangle in the 'Confirmed Date' column  are those considered new; meaning newly downloaded to CA CSM's software catalog. When you hover over the triangle, the context help shows: "New maintenance package".  Applying the maintenance to an SMP/E environment has no effect upon this notification.

The status of NEW is based upon the "Maintenance Novelty Interval" which is specified in the user's settings as per the Settings Tab>User Settings>User Preferences; the default is 14 days.  Assuming this default is used, PTFs downloaded at least 15 or more days before the current date are considered 'OLD' and the triangle will not appear in the Confirmed Date column.  

Additional Information:

For more information on the Maintenance Novelty Interval see these Technical Documents:

TEC520343 What do the amounts on the CA Mainframe Software Manager - MVS Software Status tab mean?

TEC511523 Video: How to change your settings when checking for maintenance on your Software Status screen.