The new administration SMF recording feature displays different data when the administration actions are run batch vs. foreground

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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There are difference in administrative SMF records depending if they are generated either foreground or batch. SMF records generated foreground may contain more data than records generated from a batch administration job (ENBE1000).


When an environment change is made foreground, the complete definition is displayed to screen. The output SMF record or ALOGDSN will reflect that data. However, when a change is made in batch, only limited data is available. For example, a 'DELETE TYPE' action in batch, only needs the environment, system, type, and stage. The batch generated SMP record will not have base or delta library information. If a type is deleted foreground, the SMF record will contain base and delta informtion, since that data is presented during the delete.   


Working as designed. If all environment data is required, perform action foreground.