SMF Type 63 Record
This table shows the record layout for type 63 SMF records
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Record length. This field and the next field (total of four bytes) form the RDW (record descriptor word). See “Standard SMF Record Header” on page 13-1 for a detailed description.
Segment descriptor (see record length field).
System indicator: Bit Meaning When Set 0-2 Reserved 3-6 Version indicators* 7 Reserved.*See “Standard SMF Record Header” on page 13-1 for a detailed description.
Record type 63 (X'3F').
Time since midnight, in hundredths of a second, that the record was moved into the SMF buffer.
Date when the record was moved into the SMF buffer, in the form 0cyydddF. See “Standard SMF Record Header” on page 13-1 for a detailed description.
System identification (from the SID parameter).
System model identifier.
Job name. If a system task caused the record to be written, the job name and user identification fields contain blanks and the time and date fields contain zeros. The job name, time, and date that the reader recognized the JOB card (for this job) constitute the job log identification, or transaction name (for APPC output).
Time since midnight, in hundredths of a second, that the reader recognized the JOB card (for this job).
Date when the reader recognized the JOB card (for this job), in the form 0cyydddF. See “Standard SMF Record Header” on page 13-1 for a detailed description.
User-defined identification field (taken from common exit parameter area, not from USER=parameter on job statement).
Record creator/entry type indicator Bit Meaning When Set 0 New definition 1 Altered definition 2-5 Reserved 6 Path defined or altered 7 Alternate index defined or altered.
Entry type indicator Bit Meaning When Set 0 VSAM cluster 1 VSAM data component 2 VSAM index component 3 VSAM catalog 4 Non-VSAM data set 5 Generation data group 6 Alias 7 Reserved.
Size of new catalog record. Include the contents of this field when estimating the additional storage required by SMF. A VSAM catalog record is contained in one or more physical catalog records. This field with offset 46 are the sums of the sizes of the physical catalog records that constitute the total logical VSAM catalog record.
Size of old catalog record. This field contains the size of the old records before they were altered. Include the contents of this field when estimating the additional storage required by SMF.
Name of catalog in which the entry is defined.
New catalog record followed by old catalog record. For the new catalog record, the complete new entry is recorded. For the old catalog record, this field contains only those old records that were altered; it shows what these records were before they were altered.
The table above is based on the description provided by IBM in its "MVS Systems Management Facilities (SMF)" manual.