The dynamic capabilities of CA-Auditor Reporting

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

CA-Auditor has several built in features for creating, viewing and distributing report information.

Additional information on CA-Auditor report options can be found in the CA-Auditor Technical Reference Guide.

Solution:

About Reports:

You can produce reports containing the analysis information that CA-Auditor provides on displays. When you request report information, it stores that information in a spool-resident dataset. Keep in mind that CA-Auditor reports are separate from the built in ISPF/PDF process.

CA-Auditor allows you to report automatically at the conclusion of a CA-Auditor session. It can also hold your report information so that you can copy the information into a data set for browsing, editing or even use as input to a report processing program. Report options can be changed at any time with the change occurring on your next Auditor session.

The following is a summary of CA-Auditor reporting features: Report Options, Report Creating, Demand Reporting, Continuous reporting, and Moving reports to a data set.

REPORT Options:

You can specify report preferences such as destinations like: SYSOUT class, upper and lower case characters. These options are specified from the primary Menu.

Report Creation:

You can create reports when you are online or in batch. To create reports in batch, use the batch job facility, which is option 0.4. The reports are by default routed to SYSOUT or a sequential data set of your choice.

Demand Report Mode:

In demand reporting mode, the system writes the entire display to the report dataset. When the display is in table form, the report contains the entire table, not just the portion you see in the screen at the time that you issue the command. This feature selects only the displays you want to include in your report. If you do not enter the REPORT command for a particular display, CA-Auditor does not include that display in the report.

Continuous Reporting Mode:

In Continuous Reporting Mode, the system includes all information presented by the analysis function(s). You do not need to enter additional commands.

When you enter REPORT ON on the command line, CA-Auditor enters continuous reporting mode. From that point, the system includes all information presented by the CA-Auditor analysis functions. You do not have to enter additional commands. This report is the same as if you entered this command on every display that you wanted to include.

You can enter REPORT OFF on the command line to suspend continuous reporting. You can turn continuous reporting on again with the REPORT ON command. In this way, you can include information displayed in selected intervals, ensuring that no important reports are left out.

When you use REPORT ON and REPORT OFF, CA-Auditor includes the displays where you enter these two commands in the report.

Moving Report Information to a Data Set:

NOTE: TSO deletes the spool-resident data when it moves the data to the disk-resident data set. The new data overwrites any data already residing in the disk-resident data set. Be sure that you requested all of the report information that you want to include before you issue the TSO OUTPUT COMMAND.

To move the report information, you need to Exit your CA-Auditor Session, then go to ISPF/PDF option 6, TSO Command Processor. At the TSO Command line you will then enter a series of commands that allows you to assign your output to a specified data set. The CA-Auditor Technical Reference Guide has an excellent example of how to move Examine Reports to data sets. The example includes command syntax and a step-by-step set of procedures of how to accomplish the data set move.

Redirecting Reports:

If you want your CA-Auditor reports to go directly to a sequential data set or PDS member, you can allocate the data set to DDNAME EXAM$OUT. This is the same ddname that CA-Auditor uses to print output when executing in batch.

Summary:

CA-Auditor has vibrant reporting capabilities that allows for flexibility in viewing, saving and sending the examine data.