Customizing Z Data Tools to use the Optim Data Privacy Provider API

To enable Z Data Tools to specify and run ODPP commands, you must first allocate or define a DD name HFMODPP. This name points to a data set that contains the environment variables that are required by the ODPP to run as a TSO or batch application.



Where the data set member ENVVARS contains the following lines:


Customize the names to match the path names that are specified in the installation of the ODDP API. Refer to the relevant ODPP User’s Guide and ODPP Installation Guide for more details on the environment variables required for your installation.

If the HFMODPP DD is allocated by JCL or TSO allocation statement, Z Data Tools attempts to initialize the framework that is required for running ODPP commands. If the framework initialization is successful then you are able to define the ODPP commands as a scrambling attribute for any given field in a Z Data Tools template. The commands are run when you run a copy operation with an input and output template and the receiving field has the scrambling option of ODPP with the associated ODPP command. For more information, see the Z Data Tools User’s Guide.

  1. For TSO/ISPF users. Only one instance of Z Data Tools can have the framework initialized. Therefore, when running split sessions under ISPF, only one session can have an active Z Data Tools session that can support specifying and running ODPP commands.
  2. You might need to increase your region sizes when running Z Data Tools to accommodate the ODPP API. You receive a Language Environment® message that indicates "not enough storage" when you start Z Data Tools if your region size is insufficient. Run with a minimum of 100 MB.
  3. The IBM® Optim™ Data Privacy Solution on z/OS® needs to be Version 11 or above.