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Deleting an Application

If there are no packages in an application, you can delete the records from the package master that define the application. If packages have been created in the application, these packages must be physically deleted:

  • Memo deleted packages must be physically deleted.

  • Installed packages must be aged and archived or deleted.

The Delete function in global Housekeeping Tasks will physically delete memo deleted packages, and it will delete aged packages. Instructions for executing this function are in Online Housekeeping.

After all packages are deleted from an application, follow these steps to delete the application.

  1. On the Update Application Administration Options panel, type the application mnemonic in the Application field, select Option D, and press Enter. The Confirm Delete panel (CMNDPROJ) is displayed.

    CMNDPROJ                         Confirm Delete 
    Command ===> _____________________________________________________________
    Application:        C009  
    Description:        C009 empty application 
    Highest package:    000000 

    This table describes the fields of the Confirm Delete panel (CMNDPROJ).

    Field Description
    Application The application mnemonic to be deleted.
    Description The description of the application to be deleted.
    Highest package The total number of packages created for the application.
    Release The release ID associated with this application (if any).


  2. Press Enter to delete the application, or press PF3 to cancel the delete. If you delete the application, the short ISPF message will be APPLICATION DELETED and the long message will be CMN5185I - Application deleted. If you press PF3 the ISPF short message will be DELETE CANCELLED, and the ISPF long message will be CMN5190A - Request to delete an application has been cancelled.


    The Cancel command will go ahead and delete the application.