What may cause, when running CA View program SARMET01, error IEC143I 213-04 on DD SMFIN?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

When running the CA View Metrics Report program SARMET01, why may it fail with the operating system error IEC143I 213-04 on DD SMFIN?

Answer:

The CA View Metrics Report program SARMET01 may fail with IEC143I 213-04 on DD SMFIN if the SMF dataset is VSAM. The SARMET01 program cannot read a VSAM file.

The user needs to use a utility to read the VSAM SMF file to create a physical sequential file. The sequential file can then be used as input to the SARMET01 program to extract the SMF records.