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Controls and facilitates the migration of IDMS/ADSO components

tree structure of an IDMS/ADSO application

AbitMORE SCM for IDMS/ADSO extends ChangeMan ZMF’s basic services to manage ADS Online components. It extends check-out and check-in services to intelligently invoke various IDMS utilities to extract relevant source components from the IDD and retain them in ChangeMan ZMF controlled libraries. The executables, generated out of the source components developed with ADS Online, can be stored in either PDS members (load modules), in IDD load areas, or both. This option may vary from one test environment to another, or between test and production environments.

The ADS Online developer interacts with AbitMORE SCM for IDMS/ADSO via ChangeMan ZMF but will continue to edit components in a development IDMS subsystem. When turning over (checking in an ADS Online component via ChangeMan ZMF), AbitMORE SCM for IDMS/ADSO will automatically determine and migrate the changed components to one or more IDMS test subsystems and/or one or more (remote) IDMS production subsystems. This assures compliance with the standard ChangeMan ZMF workflow (freeze, approve, install, ...).

Depending on the selected options during check-in, the tree structure of the staged ADS Online component will be created automatically. For subordinate levels (like a dialog) the sub-tree consists of all tree structure components “below” the selected level (like the maps and tables below a dialog). For dialogs, this includes support for dynamically-called dialogs as well.

AbitMORE SCM for IDMS/ADSO’s sophisticated facilities will determine the ADS Online application tree structure. Combined with various timestamp-validation utilities, the impacted executables will automatically be determined and the required regenerations will automatically be launched in the appropriate sequence, enforced by IDSM/ADS Online to prevent runtime errors due to invalid timestamp relationships.

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