you *can* impact production data using changing the variables
while in debug mode. that's gonna be the killer.

Tommy Holden

Alan Shore <AlanShore@xxxxxxxx>
Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
07/02/2008 11:12 AM
STRDBG problem

Okay - I may have inadvertently opened up a can of worms.
We use MKS implementer for change control and promotion of changed objects
into our PRODUCTION system.
When we promote CLP and RPGIII programs into PRODUCTION, the compile of
these programs does NOT use OPTION(*SRCDBG). I have submitted a request to
our systems dept to change this default on both CRTCLPGM and CRTRPGPGM so
that if any problems occur on PRODUCTION we can use STRDBG to help
ascertain the cause.
To cut a long story short, with SOX compliance, how can it be shown that a
use of STRDBG does NOT change PRODUCTION data or conversely how can an
audit trail with the use of STRDBG/STRISDB be captured. There has been a
veiled threat that STRDBG (& STRISDB) may be taken away from us on the
PRODUCTION system because of this.
ANY & ALL help will be more than gratefully accepted.

Alan Shore
Programmer/Analyst, Direct Response
P:(631) 244-2000 ext. 5019
C:(631) 880-8640
"If you're going through Hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

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