Mainframe tip editing IMS DB database with File Aid

In case you are not able to open File Aid in Edit mode, try doing this……………………..

Open your file Aid with option 2 for Edit, you will get below screen. Now in the bottom of the                                 screenshot there is a option “IMS log dataset usage” with indicator ‘N’.

Change the Indicator value from ‘N’ to ‘AD’ or ‘AK’. Now you will be able to edit the database.

‘AK’: If you want to have the log file available to backout your changes.

‘AD’: If you don’t want to have the log file.


Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.