Using the CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator

Information about how to use the CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator and the CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator Assistant.
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CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator is the CA system migration tool for transferring systems from a testing environment to a production environment. CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator Assistant (DMA) is an online tool that assists you in selecting parameters to supply to CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator. This section introduces CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator and DMA's features and capabilities. It also explains how CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator can be used during system development and for dictionary maintenance.
Migration Steps
The steps for performing a migration are as follows:
  1. Determine what needs to be migrated.
  2. Determine where the information to be migrated is located.
  3. Determine where the information to be migrated is placed.
  4. Select CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator parameters sectionly, or select them using DMA.
  5. Run CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator.
  6. Review CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator (depending on how you installed and ran CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator).
  7. Run the upload steps.
  8. Review the output of the upload.
  9. Activate (complete) using the new copy Clist.
The information that is migrated becomes executable when the Clist is invoked or the central version is cycled.
Definition of Migration
Migration is the transfer of a set of related entities stored in a dictionary to another dictionary. A successful migration ensures that all migrated entities function in the new environment producing results similar to those in the old environment and that no entities in the new dictionary outside of the set of migrated entities are materially affected by the migration.
When to Use CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator
Use CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator whenever you need to transfer information from one dictionary to another. This section will further explain performing migration.
To configure the migration you can migrate by PROGRAM and DIALOG. PROGRAM indicates that the specified program is to extracted with its related entities. DIALOG indicates that the specified dialog is to be extracted with its related entities.
Migrate Systems Quickly and Accurately
CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator is a powerful and comprehensive tool for transferring complete systems or portions of systems from one dictionary to another.
CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator eliminates the time-consuming tasks of researching and listing every component of a system and of sectionly producing extensive syntax to migrate a system. CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator does the work automatically. You can move systems into production quickly, as well as accurately reflect their testing environments.
CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator is especially effective in a CA ADS environment. CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator copies from the dictionary, the source, and load modules that store all CA ADS entities records, elements, files, dialogs, messages, tables, schemas, subschemas, maps, and panels during development and transfers them to the production environment. See the first graphic.
Take the Guesswork Out of Migration
CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator takes the guesswork out of migration and puts you in complete control with its easy-to-use parameters and comprehensive reports. CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator gives you a thorough review of every component in a system, compares the testing environment to the production environment, and then migrates the data.
With CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator, moving systems from testing into production, you can accurately plan resources for the final stages of development. The efficiency of CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator and the accuracy of its results let you free resources for other projects by meeting deadlines on current projects.
CA IDMS Dictionary Migrator also supports the transferring of dictionary entities to and from intermediate staging, or QA, or integration dictionaries.