I changed one CICS program to set attribute of one of the fields to MDT ON. I recompiled the module only (NO MAP) and Newcopied and everything worked. However after a few days the screen stopped working and error APCT abend started happening.
The only significant thing which happened in between is the IPL on our MF system. I guess that would pick the default PCT entries from the libraries which are actually defined, and hence my change was lost somewhere., but I am not able to understand the whole scenario.
For above change do I need to Reassemble corresponding MAP as well and the Newcopy that before I newcopy the CICS program.
Joined: 08 May 2006 Posts: 1072 Location: Dublin, Ireland
I guess that would pick the default PCT entries from the libraries which are actually defined
PCT entries are not 'picked' from the libraries. They are either defined via RDO, in which case they would need to be in a group contained in the GRPLIST at CICS startup in order to be installed in a COLD start (WARM/EMER start will retain definitions dynamically installed). You probably had a COLD start after the IPL
If not defined via RDO, they could be autoinstalled if autoinstall is active but I suspect this is not the case.