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Expand scope of SFG template variables to enable passing values to Listing consumer (and producer) attributes.

For example, if the listening consumer is Connect:Direct, enable passing Sysopts, Remote file name, Disposition and checkpoint interval to the C:D process being created t0 push the file to the remote CD server. This would be especially valuable for transfers to CD zOS. The values could be passed in the provisioning facts of the template by entering the template fact - e.g. ${mySysopts} in the listener configuration fields. This avoids the need for a custom protocol to do this.

  • Guest
  • May 8 2020
  • Not under consideration
How will this idea be used?

A customer is creating a custom protocol to create Connect:Direct processes to send files to zOS. These require DCB and other zOS parameters to be passed in the sysopts field. The parameters are unique for each routing channel.

What is your industry? Financial Markets
What is the idea priority? High
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    Ryan Wood commented
    28 Aug, 2020 02:01pm

    Thank you for participating in the request for enhancement community. Your input is valuable in shaping the roadmap for the product. While we agree that this idea would add value, it is not something we are able to assign priority to at this time. In general, when accepting an idea, we strive to deliver the enhancement within 18 months. We will continue to monitor this enhancement for interest, feel free to re-enter the idea in 12 months to see if priorities have shifted. If you have any additional questions or concerns please reach out.