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Sample Report from SMF 61, 65 and 66 Records
Showing Integrated Catalog Activity

It's easy to report on SMF data!
 

SMF Spectrum Writer
We have a low-cost 4GL report writer especially for SMF files. It's called Spectrum SMF Writer.

Spectrum SMF Writer handles the difficult SMF record parsing for you automatically. You just specify which fields you want to see.

Spectrum SMF Writer also converts the arcane date and time fields and reformats them into an attractive report.

Plus Spectrum SMF Writer even exports SMF data as comma delimited files to use on your PC.
 
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The sample SMF report below was created with Spectrum SMF Writer, the low-cost 4GL SMF report writer.

In this report, we read as input the SMF file and select three types of records:

  • SMF 61 record - Integrated Catalog Facility Define Activity
  • SMF 65 record - Integrated Catalog Facility Delete Activity
  • SMF 66 record - Integrated Catalog Facility Alter Activity

The report shows the time, system and jobname associated with each change to the catalog. It shows the type of change, information about the entity involved, and the catalog changed. We sorted the report in time order. (We could also have sorted it by entity name, and then time order.)

This is a good example of reporting on 3 different SMF record types. In this case, it was easy because all 3 records have the same layout. This example also shows how to code "tables" to look up the meaning of various codes. That way your report shows meaningful information, not just cryptic codes.

All of this with just a few lines of code!
Why not install a Spectrum SMF Writer trial right now and start making your own SMF reports!

These Spectrum SMF Writer Statements:

INPUT: SMF61      /* DEFINE SMF FILE AND TYPE 61 RECORDS */    
COPY:  REC65      /* DEFINE TYPE 65 RECORDS */                 
COPY:  REC66      /* DEFINE TYPE 66 RECORDS */                 
                                                               
INCLUDEIF: SMF61RTY=61 OR 65 OR 66                             
                                                               
COMPUTE: ACTION = WHEN(SMF61SUB='IN') ASSIGN('INSERT')         
                  WHEN(SMF61SUB='DE') ASSIGN('DELETE')         
                  WHEN(SMF61SUB='UP') ASSIGN('UPDATE')         

COMPUTE: TYPE   = WHEN(SMF61TYP='A') ASSIGN('NON-VSAM')               
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='B') ASSIGN('GDG')             
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='C') ASSIGN('CLUSTER')         
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='D') ASSIGN('DATASET')         
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='E') ASSIGN('VSAM EXT')        
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='F') ASSIGN('FREE SPC')        
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='G') ASSIGN('AIX')             
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='H') ASSIGN('GDS')             
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='I') ASSIGN('INDEX')           
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='J') ASSIGN('CDG EXDT')        
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='K') ASSIGN('VVR')             
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='L') ASSIGN('LIB REC')         
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='M') ASSIGN('MSTR CAT')        
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='N') ASSIGN('NONVSAM HDR')     
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='O') ASSIGN('OAM NONVSAM')     
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='P') ASSIGN('PAGE SPC')    
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='Q') ASSIGN('VVR HDR2')            
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='R') ASSIGN('PATH')                
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='T') ASSIGN('TRUE NAME')           
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='U') ASSIGN('USER CAT')            
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='V') ASSIGN('VOLUME')              
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='W') ASSIGN('LIB VOL')             
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='X') ASSIGN('ALIAS')               
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='Y') ASSIGN('UPGRADE')             
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP='Z') ASSIGN('VVR HDR1')            
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP=X'00') ASSIGN('NRML NONVS')        
                  WHEN(SMF61TYP=X'01') ASSIGN('JES3 REC')          
                  ELSE                 ASSIGN(SMF61TYP)            
                                                                   
COLUMNS:                                                           
     SMF61TME('TIME')                                              
     SMF61CPU('SYSTEM')                                            
     SMF61JNM('JOB')                                               
     ACTION                                                        
     TYPE('ENTITY|TYPE')                                           
     SMF61ENM('ENTITY NAME')                                       
     SMF61CNM('CATALOG NAME' 20)                                   
                                                                   
SORT: SMF61TME                                                     

TITLE: 'INTEGRATED CATALOG CHANGES'               
TITLE: 'FROM SMF 61, 65 AND 66 RECORDS'           
    

 

Produce This SMF Report:

                                            INTEGRATED CATALOG CHANGES
                                          FROM SMF 61, 65 AND 66 RECORDS

                                      ENTITY
    TIME     SYSTEM   JOB    ACTION    TYPE                     ENTITY NAME                      CATALOG NAME
 ___________ ______ ________ ______ ___________ ____________________________________________ ____________________

 11:30:34.46  JA0   DUMPSMF  UPDATE GDS         SMFDATA.SMFJA0.G4544V00                      CATALOG.D83I80
 11:31:13.30  JA0   CSQAMSTR INSERT NON-VSAM    CSQARC1.CSQA.B0016780                        CATALOG.PETUCAT1
 11:31:13.83  JA0   CSQAMSTR INSERT NON-VSAM    CSQARC1.CSQA.A0016780                        CATALOG.PETUCAT1
 11:31:14.07  JA0   CSQAMSTR INSERT NON-VSAM    CSQARC2.CSQA.B0016780                        CATALOG.PETUCAT1
 11:31:14.80  JA0   CSQAMSTR INSERT NON-VSAM    CSQARC2.CSQA.A0016780                        CATALOG.PETUCAT1
 11:31:16.90  JA0   IXGLOGR  INSERT CLUSTER     IXGLOGR.GRP2.CICSVR.RKILPROD.A0010514        CATALOG.PET.IXGLOGR
 11:31:16.90  JA0   IXGLOGR  INSERT CLUSTER     IXGLOGR.GRP2.CICSVR.RKILPROD.A0010514        CATALOG.PET.IXGLOGR
 11:31:17.31  JA0   IXGLOGR  UPDATE CLUSTER     IXGLOGR.GRP2.CICSVR.RKILPROD.A0010440        CATALOG.PET.IXGLOGR
 11:31:17.32  JA0   IXGLOGR  UPDATE CLUSTER     IXGLOGR.GRP2.CICSVR.RKILPROD.A0010440        CATALOG.PET.IXGLOGR
 11:31:17.38  JA0   IXGLOGR  DELETE CLUSTER     IXGLOGR.GRP2.CICSVR.RKILPROD.A0010440        CATALOG.PET.IXGLOGR
 11:31:17.38  JA0   IXGLOGR  DELETE CLUSTER     IXGLOGR.GRP2.CICSVR.RKILPROD.A0010440        CATALOG.PET.IXGLOGR
 11:31:25.65  JA0   DUMPSMF  UPDATE GDS         SMFDATA.SMFJA0.G4544V00                      CATALOG.D83I80
 11:32:05.80  JA0   DFHSM    UPDATE NON-VSAM    IMSVS.IMS8.D2006195.T2056084.VCE             CATALOG.DSWAT5
 11:32:05.81  JA0   DFHSM    UPDATE NON-VSAM    IMSVS.IMS8.D2006195.T2056084.VCE             CATALOG.DSWAT5
 11:32:41.11  JA0   JKELLEY  INSERT NON-VSAM    JKELLEY.SPFLOG4.LIST                         CATALOG.PETCAT
 11:34:48.45  JB0   DUMPSMF  UPDATE GDS         SMFDATA.SMFJB0.G8531V00                      CATALOG.D83I80
 11:34:50.10  JA0   IXGLOGR  INSERT CLUSTER     CQSOFF.CQS.FF.LOGSTRM.A0000351               CATALOG.DSWAT5
 11:34:50.10  JA0   IXGLOGR  INSERT CLUSTER     CQSOFF.CQS.FF.LOGSTRM.A0000351               CATALOG.DSWAT5
 11:35:39.01  JB0   DUMPSMF  UPDATE GDS         SMFDATA.SMFJB0.G8531V00                      CATALOG.D83I80
 11:35:45.77  JA0   SMSVSAM  UPDATE DATASET     RLSADSW.RLSKILL.GPVSAM5.DATA                 CATALOG.PET.RLSADSW
 11:35:45.85  JA0   SMSVSAM  UPDATE DATASET     RLSADSW.RLSKILL.GPVSAM5.DATA                 CATALOG.PET.RLSADSW
 11:35:52.91  JA0   SMSVSAM  UPDATE INDEX       RLSADSW.RLSKILL.GPVSAM5.INDEX                CATALOG.PET.RLSADSW
 11:35:52.94  JA0   SMSVSAM  UPDATE INDEX       RLSADSW.RLSKILL.GPVSAM5.INDEX                CATALOG.PET.RLSADSW
 11:37:32.45  JB0   DFHSM    UPDATE NON-VSAM    IMSVS.IMS8.D2006195.T2103158.V09             CATALOG.DSWAT5
 11:37:32.45  JB0   DFHSM    UPDATE NON-VSAM    IMSVS.IMS8.D2006195.T2103158.V09             CATALOG.DSWAT5
 11:41:06.66  JA0   U050011  INSERT NON-VSAM    U050011.HELLO.C                              CATALOG.OEUCAT
 11:41:07.79  JA0   U050011  DELETE NON-VSAM    U050011.HELLO.C                              CATALOG.OEUCAT
 11:41:22.25  JA0   SMSVSAM  UPDATE DATASET     RLSADSW.RLSKILL.GPVSAM5.DATA                 CATALOG.PET.RLSADSW
 11:41:22.36  JA0   SMSVSAM  UPDATE DATASET     RLSADSW.RLSKILL.GPVSAM5.DATA                 CATALOG.PET.RLSADSW
 11:41:36.24  JA0   SMSVSAM  UPDATE INDEX       RLSADSW.RLSKILL.GPVSAM5.INDEX                CATALOG.PET.RLSADSW
 11:41:36.28  JA0   SMSVSAM  UPDATE INDEX       RLSADSW.RLSKILL.GPVSAM5.INDEX                CATALOG.PET.RLSADSW
 11:41:38.23  JA0   U050011  INSERT NON-VSAM    U050011.HELLO.C                              CATALOG.OEUCAT
 11:41:41.37  JA0   U050011  DELETE NON-VSAM    U050011.HELLO.C                              CATALOG.OEUCAT
...

 *** GRAND TOTAL (    90 ITEMS)

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