Save with Update Level (WFL)

Use this procedure to ensure that the Engine finds the correct software when processing audit files that switch from one update level to another. The Save with Update Level WFL (WFL/DATABRIDGE/BACKUPTAILORED) provides backup copies of both the DESCRIPTION and DMSUPPORT files, helping you plan ahead for record format or file format database reorganizations. You can run this WFL anytime before or after a DASDL update.

To run the Save with Update Level WFL

  • Start WFL/DATABRIDGE/BACKUPTAILORED using the following syntax:

    START WFL/DATABRIDGE/BACKUPTAILORED ("databasename")

    where databasename is the name of the database, with or without a leading user code and family name. (This is the same as all of the other WFLs.)

    For example:

    START WFL/DATABRIDGE/BACKUPTAILORED ("CUSTOMERDB")

    START WFL/DATABRIDGE/BACKUPTAILORED ("(PROD)CUSTOMERDB ON USERPACK")

    If the database update level of both files is 17, the files would be copied using the following filenames:

    DESCRIPTION/CUSTOMERDB/17

    DMSUPPORT/CUSTOMERDB/17

    If the update level of the DESCRIPTION file is 39 and the update level of the DMSUPPORT library is 40, the files would be copied using the following filenames:

    DESCRIPTION/CUSTOMERDB/39

    DMSUPPORT/CUSTOMERDB/40

    The copies will reside on the same families as the original files.