MacKinney Systems, Inc.


My customer runs OLFU in multiple regions. Do you have to define a separate OLFCOPY file in each region? I understood it was only used for copybook function. But the file must be open to verify license key. The manual says to close OLFCOPY when running batch copy file. However that will prevent CICS users from entering other OLFx transactions. Is OLFCOPY actually updated in CICS?


In OLFU release 5.0, the OLFCOPY file was optional and was only used to store copybook information.

The OLFCOPY is required beginning with release 5.1. It is used to store your Installation Options and Passwords along with your Copybook information. You may share this file between multiple regions and just keep it open for update in the region where you perform your administrative functions.