Using CA Endevor and DB for CA IDMS

This section describes how to get started with the Online Management Facility, including how to invoke and Signon to CA Endevor/DB, and how to process the Main Function Menu returned from a successful Signon. At the end of this section is information about how to exit from CA Endevor/DB from any subfunction menu.
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This section describes how to get started with the Online Management Facility, including how to invoke and Signon to CA Endevor/DB, and how to process the Main Function Menu returned from a successful Signon. At the end of this section is information about how to exit from CA Endevor/DB from any subfunction menu.
All CA IDMS, CA IDMS UCF and batch processing runs under an assigned CA IDMS/DC userid. In the case of :
  • CA IDMS logon,
    the userid is taken from the VTAM login.
  • CA IDMS UCF and batch processing,
    the userid is taken from the originating interactive session (TSO, CICS), or from the batch job (JOB card USER parameter).
The purpose of the CA IDMS/DC SIGNON task is to switch userids - all CA IDMS/DC processing is now done under a specific userid.
When CA Endevor/DB is used to monitor dictionary changes by any of these means, it will automatically determine the CA IDMS/DC userid, and attribute the dictionary changes to that userid. It determines your userid at the instant of your first dictionary update, and maintains it for as long as you are connected to CA IDMS. As a result, you can execute CA IDMS dictionary utilities (IDD, ADSC, etc.), and the dictionary updates are automatically attributed to your CA IDMS/DC userid.
While the automatic usage of your CA IDMS/DC userid is often useful, there are several situations where it is not appropriate:
  • If your site requires the use of CA Endevor/DB passwords.
  • If you need to switch from working under one set of CCIDs to another.
  • If you change CA IDMS/DC userids after making changes to a dictionary.
For the preceding cases, a utility program is supplied by the CA IDMS/DC task code "NDVR". The NDVR task is used to perform many functions, the first of which is an CA Endevor/DB Signon (complete with password and/or CCIDs).