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Madhaviy

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: SMP/E Apply list option
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Hi,

Is it possible to find out using SMP/E which datasets were affected when a particular PTF was applied some years ago.

The QUERY only shows the status and date of apply.
I have tried LIST SYSMODS command but it only shows limited stuff.

I need to know which load library was affected when this PTF was applied.
I can check the DDDEFs but they are changed over time.

The original problem is: A couple of PTFs are shown as Applied in SMP/E.
However the corresponding load library does not have those PTFs applied in it as checked by comparing the time stamps in load modules. So i want to know when that PTF was applied which load library it hit.

Thank you,

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Hunny
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject:
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I can check the DDDEFs but they are changed over time.
If this is true, then I suspect you can only find which load library would be affected by the SYSMOD now. Considering most of the PTFs are applied to system libraries, and there's no reason to change the libraries once SMP/E is set up, why on earth would they have changed?

If the SYSMODs weren't accepted, you could REJECT them and then do the RECEIVE / APPLY cycle to them. But if they were accepted, I doubt there's much you can do without taking drastic measures to get them applied.

It sounds like somebody has been doing some very strange things to your SMP/E environment.
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nevilh

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject:
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Have you tried checking the SMPLOG/SMPLOGA datasets
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SMP/E Apply list option
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Is it possible to find out using SMP/E which datasets were affected when a particular PTF was applied some years ago


with the current lifecycle of IBM software releases it' s odd that You need to find out about some years ago stuff
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Madhaviy

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

SMPLOG datasets do not have DDDEFs and are defined as DUMMY in the JCLs.

I needeed to check for one of the CA product's PTFs application dataset.

Thank you,
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SMP/E Apply list option
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all depends if the product installed follows the SMPE recommended practice

the ddname for IBM products is usually(from quite a bit of time) the last qualifier of the dsname

so the chain will be

sysmod(aka ptf) ==> object(lmod,mod,mac,...) ==> dddef

from here on You have all the tools to investigate Yourself
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject:
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Madhaviy wrote:
Hi,

SMPLOG datasets do not have DDDEFs and are defined as DUMMY in the JCLs.

Please create the LOG/LOGA datasets and start using them so you can look back for this type of history.

Also, don't you keep the APPLY job output listings in some archive repository?
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:37 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Suggest you talk with CA Support for the particular product.

In addition to some general information, there may have been a contact issue for this ptf and they could tell you what was asked of / received from support.
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