I need the COBOL Program for extracting the SMF data of type 64 and producing the user friendly reports. We dont have any monitoring utilities in our mainframe and need to do this manually. Anythought on developing this program or any samples.
If so, approach it like any reporting program. Just forget it is "complex system data" as you seen to want only one record-type in isolation.
Your SORT package to identify required data and toss away the rest. Sort into the required sequence, summing if necessary. Stick the file into your report program, usual control breaks, totals, that sort of stuff. Pop! There you go.
Then three days to get the report columns to line up with the titles and the spec :-)