Xmas Time Is Here – You can now RENAME!! Global Objects in MDS

Oh you are going to love this one. Direct from the horses mouth…Ofer Barzvi


Hello Michael,


I would like to inform you that this RFE was added in R75.40VS and you can start using it by setting the environment variable MDS_ALLOW_RENAME_GOBJECTS to 1 (and restarting the mds from the shell in which variable was set).


Starting from next major release after R75.40VS, the ability will be enabled by default and there will be no need to use the environment variable.

Thanks you for your input, Ofer



And get this. It works! The environmental variable was a kludge, they only changed the name and not the underlying references so it broke everything. In the next releases they will actually make both the names and references work together.

I know, I’m a great guy, You Don’t Have To Tell Me.

Take the credit, spread the blame,


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  • meyou  On December 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Hate to break it to you, but this is nothing new. Changing the global variable to allow renaming objects has been around for years. Someone else wrote an article on that a few few years ago (2009). It was later picked up by CPUG. Google “rename global objects in provider-1” and you will find the articles. I think Ofer is having fun with you.

    • dreezman  On December 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Something else is new. Previously they only changed the name, not the underlying object references. Now they changed the name and the object references so they are now in sync. So cross-references work where before they didn’t

      Haven’t tested it, just talking to Ofer and they guys,

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