This document states whether or not it's possible to REPRO the Control File of one release into the Control File of another release.
Is it possible to REPRO the Control File of one release into the Control File of another release?
Using an IDCAMS REPRO utility to copy the Control File is not recommended because it can cause unpredictable results. Instead we recommend either:
1) Using the Control File, Datastore & Profiles from the prior release with the new release. (Note: Datastores that
were created before r15 & Profiles that were created before r14 cannot be used with this method).
2) Allocate a Control File, Datastore & Profiles for the new release. Afterwards, copy the Old Datastore & Profiles
into the new ones using the PDTDSCPY & PDTCPCPY Utility jobs in the <High.Level>.CDBASRC library.