Re: DSPPTF enable a "show which are testPTFs". Great idea.... *if* you would want to have to RMVPTF *ALLTEST and then perform a new LODPTF *ALLNONTEST and then APYPTF to get the *real* PTFs applied. But IMO asking the OS to differentiate the TestPTFs and final\GA PTFs within the LOD\DSP\APY\RMV process would be a nightmare for customers. Why force the customer to remove a PTF which, for all intents and purposes, should be *the* GA PTF?

Anyhow, who uses just a "pen" to implement proper\appropriate System Change Management? Store the information in a database file; spreadsheet, or....

Sure the OS could implement something like that for the recipient, so they do not have to have the discipline of having their own System Change Management implemented. Perhaps create a new QAPZ* [QAPZTEST] file in QUSRSYS, and then populate that using the delivery mechanism [separate from the LOD\APY] for those who both accept [the conditions of] and receive TESTPTFs. Being separate, the user then controls updates\deletes from that file when they are informed the PTF is since GA. But one of the conditions as recipient, is an agreement that they will be sure not to permanently apply the TestPTF; i.e. the recipient agrees to implement proper system management\controls to ensure that effect.

Regards, Chuck

On 21 May 2012 06:07, Charles Wilt wrote:
Hey Rob,

Maybe you should put in a PMR (ok it'd probably be a DCR) for
DSPPTF....

Heck while you're at it, put one in for APYPTF so you can specify
OMIT(*TEST)

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM, Charles Wilt wrote:

This is Rob asking the question...Mr PMR himself :)

It's apparently not unusual for him to have test PTFs on his
system...

I'd imagine he was looking for an easier way to keep track of them
other than pen and pencil...

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 8:57 AM, DrFranken wrote:
No. You should never get a test PTF except intentionally by
support's direct request. IBM will call you, tell you the PTF
is ready, you download it, then they remove it once again. They
also can limit it to your specific serial number for download.

Therefore there should be no need to search your system for test
PTFs.

On 5/21/2012 7:25 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Is there some option in DSPPTF to display 'test' ptfs?




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