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Crossing activation groups

When activation group *CALLER is specified, the program runs in the activation group from which it was called. This can be a problem if the EPM program is called by an OPM program and runs in a default activation group. I got this information from the IBM manual. Can you please tell me what are the possible problem areas?

There are multiple problems that can occur by crossing activation groups. In simple terms, file open/close/shares and record locking operations can cause problems. You may also see problems in making calls to external procedures and/or service programs. There are a number of other problems that can occur depending on how the ILE is created and bound to the ILE module(s). The simplest solution is to convert the OPM to an ILE, or create the ILE with DFTACTGRP(*NO) / ACTGRP(ILE).

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