SMP/E - why do I see $$GIMC at the start of a ++MOD entry in an SMPPTS member?

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    PRODUCT:

    Common Install - z/OS


    APPLIES TO:

    SMP/E operations for any Mainframe product



    QUESTION:

    Why do I see $$GIMC at the start of a ++MOD entry in an SMPPTS member?


    ANSWER:

    The string "$$GIMC" indicates that an inline element of the SYSMOD was compacted (compressed) during either an SMP/E RECEIVE or GZONEMERGE operation. 
      
    In the SMP/E environment, the option "COMPACT SMPPTS" is either YES or NO, and is specified in the GLOBAL zone.  The default  is YES and is useful for helping to reduce the size of an SMPPTS library.                                                     
    Examples of inline elements that are compacted are:

       
    •   ++MAC
    •  
    •   ++MOD
    •  
    •   ++DATA 
       Once RECEIVE'd, the SYSMOD can be seen in its uncompressed form within the SMP/E ISPF application.
     
    From the SMP/E PRIMARY OPTION MENU, use this navigation:

         > 3 - Query
                 > 1 - CSI Query
                         > Enter GLOBAL zone
                              >  Select MCS
                                    >  Select the desired MCS entry
     
    Keywords:   $$GIMC COMPACT SMPPTS COMPRESS COMPACTION COMPRESSION ++MOD
      

      

     


    Article Number:

    000368673


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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