CONVERT CATALOG

The CONVERT CATALOG utility converts the SYSTEM schema within a catalog to reflect the definition specified by the SYSTEM schema DDL delivered with the current release of CA IDMS.
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The CONVERT CATALOG utility converts the SYSTEM schema within a catalog to reflect the definition specified by the SYSTEM schema DDL delivered with the current release of CA IDMS.
Authorization
None
Syntax
  ►►─── CONVERT CATALOG ─────────────────────────────────────►◄  
Usage
When to convert a catalog
After installing a new version of CA IDMS, you should convert every catalog that contains a definition of the SYSTEM schema. Typically, deferring the conversion of a catalog will result in the inability to retrieve new information using SQL queries against the catalog. It may also prevent certain CA IDMS Visual DBA functions from executing correctly.
How to convert a catalog
Through either the online or batch command facility, connect to the dictionary containing the catalog to be converted and issue the CONVERT CATALOG command. If executing the batch command facility in local mode, be sure to backup the catalog before converting it.
The CONVERT CATALOG utility can be executed more than once against the same catalog. if the target catalog has previously been converted to the current release format, no updates take place.
Prior release considerations
The CONVERT CATALOG utility can be used to upgrade a catalog from any prior release of CA IDMS starting with 12.0. Should fallback to the earlier release be necessary after a catalog is converted, there is usually no special action needed with regard to the catalog. However, check each intervening
CA IDMS Release Summary
for any special considerations that might apply when upgrading from a specific release.
Reporting successful execution
After successful execution, CA IDMS issues one of the following informational messages to indicate the status of the conversion:
  • If a catalog conversion is performed, the message indicates the number of rows of each type that are changed.
  • If a catalog conversion is not required, an appropriate message is issued.