Template repository

The template repository is a VSAM KSDS file that is used to associate a data set or resource name with its corresponding template.

This removes the need for the product user to know the template data set name. Each repository entry allows for up to six partitioned template data sets of like attributes that will be concatenated when determining the location of the template.

There are two methods of providing the repository name.
  1. Customize the options module HFM4POPT.
  2. Provide or allocate a ddname TPREPOS.
    JCL:
    //DD TPREPOS DISP=SHR,DSN=hlq.TEMPLATE.REPOSTRY 
    TSO command:
    'ALLOC FI(TPREPOS) DA('hlq.TEMPLATE.REPOSTRY') SHR REUSE'

This section describes how to use, create, load, and maintain a template repository.