Life Cycle

This chapter explains the day-to-day activities to update Data Express with the normal changes that occur to the files, tables, and copybooks in the user environment.

The Life Cycle process manages modifications within file layouts, preserving any manual information already entered into the Data Express Knowledge Base.

The application structure of Life Cycle is organized in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Changed Data Stores Identification
  • Phase 2: Changed Data Elements Identification
  • Phase 3: Apply Identified Changes

For known restrictions pertaining to the Life Cycle process, see chapter Life Cycle Introduction in the Life Cycle Guide