A DMSII initialization occurs when a DMSII data set is purged of its records. When a data set is initialized, DBEngine sends the DATABridge Client a stateinfo record with a mode value of 4. The DATABridge Client performs the actions described below after displaying the following message:

DataSet name[/rectype] has been purged

The Client drops all of the tables belonging to this data set and re-creates them, effectively purging the tables of all records. When DBEngine is done sending stateinfo records, it sends a status of DBM_PURGE(21), causing the client to display the following message:

DataSets purged by DBEngine

If the auto_reclone configuration parameter has a value of False, the normal update processing will repopulate them.

If auto_reclone has been set to True, the data set is automatically recloned before any further updates are processed.

Note: An initialization does not change the data set format level in the DMSII database.