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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 29, 2023

Add a function on the Mainframe MQ MQS application to include display of MQ Parms

Currently if you lose your source for MQ Parms, it is a very manual and laborious process to recode them.  Then assemble and link them

It would be helpful if the MQS ISPF application in z/OS had a function to

1) display the current parms for the MQ Region
2) Have an export function that would generate the parms into a Dataset so they could be updated, assembled and lked


This would make it easier to maintain the MQ Parms

Idea priority Low
  • Admin
    Matthew Leming
    Aug 24, 2023

    For request 1, current zparms for a queue manager can be retrieved via DIS SYSTEM, DIS LOG and DIS ARCHIVE. These contain all zparms other than SERVICE and MULCCAPT. There is no command for CSQ6USGP but the two possible values from that are output at queue manager start up, as is the output of the commands I mentioned previously.
    So we have this function, just not in ISPF.

    For request 2, the output of the DIS * commands can be placed into the CSQ4ZPRM sample, which should make regeneration of the zparms relatively simple.

    I agree that going forwards we could do with improving how we do zparms. The way we would do that would be to move away from an assembler module entirely, see MESNS-I-598. The suggestions provided here aren't consistent with the approach we would take, so I am declining this idea. While declined the idea can still be voted, and commented, upon.

    I suggest you consider voting for MESNS-I-598 if you haven't already.


Remove requirement for ZPARMs assembly skills

Convert the MQ ZPARMs from an (assembled) macros (to a (non-assembled) set of options that are contained in a parameter dataset, like other IBM products (for example: RACF and SDSF). It is useful because it will increase productivity, eliminate th...
11 months ago in MQ, MQ Advanced & MQ Appliance 0 Not under consideration