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Copy a SYSOUT file off the Queue into a DS

 
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drowelf
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:18 pm    Post subject: Copy a SYSOUT file off the Queue into a DS
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We have a set of online systems that write debug logs to the SYSOUT Q. At times this approaches 20+ million lines of output. We have been using XDC to capture this output to a datasets, but this ties up my TSO Account and takes a very long time. I've been informed that XDC is basically a screen scraper, which is why it takes a couple of hours to transfer the data from the SYSOUT Hold Q to a dataset.

Does anyone know of a way to run a batch job to copy this sysout file from the hold Q to a dataset?

For reasons I don't want to get into, running this data directly to a dataset is not an option. It must be spooled to a Sysout Q.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject:
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Hi !

Are you using also Beta-92/93 in your company. Then with a batch-util
you could spool beta-output to a dataset.

After complete batch-processing you can select outputs of different jobs and spool it to a dataset.

More Infos in beta-manual / Bookmanager

//STEP010 EXEC PGM=BSS01RFF,REGION=0M,
// PARM=('S=92,B01LST=00,B92LST=91','PGM=B92PRINT')

PRINT
SDATE(TT.MM.2005)
STIME(HH:00:00)
PDATE(TT.MM.2005)
PTIME(HH:00:00)
MASK(DD.MM.YYYY)
JOBNAME(SFOD%307)
DDNAME1(IFRSLOGX)
STEPN(P010)
PSTEPN(S010)
SEPARATOR(NO)
SCOPE(BOTH)
MESSAGE(LONG)
DISPOSITION(SHR)
DATASET(WLET.I007.IFRS.SPOOL(IFRSLOGX))
AUTOSEL(NO)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:13 pm    Post subject:
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Search this forum for 'batch sdsf'. There are many examples.

O.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Copy a SYSOUT file off the Queue into a DS
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HI,

I don't want to use PRINT ODSN for the same reasons as XDC, it ties up my TSO ID for hours, we are talling about an average of 20 Million lines of output here.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:22 pm    Post subject:
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UmeySan wrote:
Hi !

Are you using also Beta-92/93 in your company. Then with a batch-util
you could spool beta-output to a dataset.



Regards, UmeySan


I never even heard of that utility, is it a product or freeware?

thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:25 pm    Post subject:
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ofer71 wrote:
Search this forum for 'batch sdsf'. There are many examples.

O.


Does not 'batch SDSF' still do screen scraping? I'd really just like to go and copy the ds right off the spool pack into a ds. I was once given some information on something called Sysout Retriever, but I've lost the information. This could go and just copy the DS right off the spool pack into a ds, it was very fast, which is what I'm looking for as these sysout files are often 15-20 million lines of diagnostic output.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject:
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I looked into topic and think you should try the batch sdsf out with some thousands of lines. If it works well and swift you may consider to use it for larger files. So try a bit, if it doesn't work we can look for a different solution.
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William Thompson

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Copy a SYSOUT file off the Queue into a DS
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drowelf wrote:
ties up my TSO ID for hours

You might try Lionel B. Dyck's SDSFEXT, a generalized SDSF batch (or TSO) tool to extract a report into a dataset. It never tied up my TSO ID.

Available at his website http://www.lbdsoftware.com/ or at Cbttape's http://www.cbttape.org/
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