The Life Cycle is a feature that enables automatic updates for file layout information. The Life Cycle process can use a guide file, which is a sequential file with a name that is similar to the project and group specification and followed by the IMPSRC file. It can be completed by the user (using an interface from Endevor, Changeman, or any other change management tool) or directly with the job Load Sequential for Life Cycle.
The job Load Sequential for Life Cycle writes the IMPSRC file (starting from a PDS with the copy loaded in the knowledge base or from a DB2 owner (schema)) with all the copy or the new or changed DB2 tables. After a new job is created and scheduled, the IMPSRC file is used when the job executes to schedule the Life Cycle phases.
For more information about the Life Cycle, see the chapter Life Cycle in the Process Guide for z/OS.
To load the IMPSRC file for the Life Cycle:
Mode with which you want to work.
Name of the partitioned data set or DB2 Owner (schema name) with which you want to work.
Type of select to get the total number of records: