Formatting the IEBGENER output of a CICS Logstream back to a readable format

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

Issue:     

 

I performed an offload/backup of my CICS Transaction Logstream file using an IEBGENER as detailed in the Sysview

documentation. When I view the output file, it is in an unreadable format. Do I need to run the output file through a 

conversion process?

Resolution:

Resolution:    

 

After running the IEBGENER to create a backup copy of your transaction logstream data, the output file will contain the

raw SMF data. To view the data in a readable format will require that you run it through a conversion process. This can

be accomplished by running it through an XPFRMAIN (Report Writer), Flashback report. The following sample JCL will

accomplish placing the data back into a readable format:

//REPORT EXEC PGM=XPFRMAIN,REGION=4M 

 

//STEPLIB DD DISP=SHR,DSN=SYSVIEW.CNM4RLOD 

//ERPTPRM DD DISP=SHR,DSN=SYSVIEW.CNM4RSAM 

//SYSUDUMP DD SYSOUT=* 

//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* 

//* 

//TAPSMF DD DISP=SHR,DSN=YOUR.DATASET.FROM.THE GENER.JOB 

//SYSIN DD * 

FLASHBACK CICS 

END 

RUN 

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