Why are there differences in the number of reports listed by the online status command, SARBCH /LIST and the SARSAM program ADLIST?

Document ID : KB000052912
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

This document will discuss each method for determining the number of reports on the database and the differences in the output from each method.

Solution:

To produce statistics on the number of sysouts in the database, you can run batch programs, SARBCH and ADLIST, or issue the online statistical command (ST).

The online statistics are accessed by typing ST on the command line. The screen that comes up looks similar to below:

CA-View ALL ------------------ Database Status -----------
Command ===>
    
   Total
Sysouts                  --->                  1,095
  
   On Disk
Sysouts                  --->                    452
Lines                    --->          2,155,716,939
Percentage Usage         --->                     27

This method measures the statistics at this moment. Statistics must be set once using the SARDBASE/SET STATS function, all database activity must be stopped while this function is executing.

The SARBCH /LIST report will list all the sysouts in the database when using the following JCL:

//STEP1       EXEC PGM=SARBCH
//*
//STEPLIB     DD  DISP=SHR,DSN=??..VIEW.CAILIB
//SYSPRINT    DD  SYSOUT=*
//REPORT      DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN       DD  *
/DBASE NAME=??...db_hlq......
/LIST GEN=*
/*
//

The ADLIST program can list sysouts by date range. Run the following JCL to list the sysouts for all dates in the database.

//STEP1       EXEC PGM=ADLIST,PARM='....db_hlq....'
//STEPLIB     DD DSN=.....VIEW.CAILIB,DISP=SHR
//SYSPRINT    DD SYSOUT=*
//CTLCARD     DD  DSN=.......CTLCARD1,DISP=(MOD,CATLG),
//                UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(TRK,(1,1)),
//                DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=8000)
//SYSIN       DD *
/LIST ARCHDATE=*
/*
//

The report produced by the ADLIST program lists the sysouts in the database and the resources used for AFP reports that are stored in the database. The resource names start with a period.

In order to compare the number of sysouts from the SARBCH report or the online statistical display with number of sysouts in the ADLIST report, you must first subtract the entries in the ADLIST report that start with periods.