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Be able to pass mixed case variables from NDM process to IRXJCL

We do a lot of work with File Agent where all the files are in OMVS zFS filesystems.  We have the need to use a RUN TASK to call IRXJCL and pass the file directory & name especially when the combined name is longer than 72 characters and can't fit within JCL to run a job to process the file.  While we can call IRXJCL and pass the file info now the name and directory get translated to uppercase and we have to jump through hoops to relate it back to the real zFS/HFS file name. It would be a lot simpler to be able to pass mixed case variables directly to IRXJCL.  Using DMRTSUB just doesn't do the job for us. 

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  • Oct 18 2018
  • Uncommitted Candidate
How will this idea be used?

We use File Agent with Sterling Connect:Direct to pass data files between clients and CSSC CMS, Surescripts, and CD.DDP government offices.  We have no control over how the client or the government name their files, what case they use or what the filename length may be.  We are just a collection point to pass the files between entities using Connect:Direct and File Agent.

What is your industry? Healthcare
What is the idea priority? High
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    Chris Sanders commented
    24 May, 2019 01:26pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM.  I've reviewed this with my team and we are in agreement that this request is reasonable and would be beneficial to our broader customer base.  I will accepted this request as an uncommitted candidate and will look to add it to our roadmap moving forward.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager