Learn about utilities and features that help you perform administrating tasks and maintain the product.
Endevor 18.1
This section contains information on maintaining
As an introduction to
administration, the following list describes the common tasks that the administrator tool box utilities and features perform:
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Element Action Process and Project Management
  • CCIDs and Comments—Lets users assign Change Control Identifiers (CCIDs) and Comments to Elements.
  • Notification
    —Informs users and administrators of the occurrence of various
    • Email notification facility—Sends emails to users when certain Element actions are performed or Elements are found to be out of sync.
    • Notification Utility BC1PNTFY—Uses Exits to send alerts by SMTP (email), TSO, TPX, or XMIT.
    • Interface to
      Common Components and Services
      —Sends messages to the
      Common Components and Services
      Event Console.
  • Package facility
    —Lets you control which users can approve Packages of Element actions.
  • Parallel development facility (PDM)
    —Facilitates concurrent development activities
File Maintenance and Configuration
  • Backup and Recovery:
    • Unload, Reload, and Validate utility
      —Provides a point of backup recovery mechanism.
    • Point in Time Recovery (PITR)
      —Provides recovery of
      activity that has taken place since the last backup.
    —Compares the contents of two PDS or PDS/E members or sequential files, and reports the differences between them.
  • BSTXCOPY utility
    —Copies between Load libraries.
  • Catalog utilities
    • Catalog Rename Utility—Lets you change the catalog name in the Master Control File Stage record.
    • Catalog Synchronization Utility—Lets you update the element catalog to recover differences between the element catalog and its related Master Control Files.
  • Converting Element delta formats—How to change delta formats for Element Types.
  • File definition and maintenance
    —How to define and maintain required files.
  • Long Name and USS Support—Support for USS file systems.
  • Library conversion utilities for
    —The library management conversion process encompasses a combination of
    utilities and programs that let you load
    files into
  • Search and Replace utility
    —Locates text strings in Elements or output data set names in component lists.
  • Unused Processor Symbolic Overrides utility
    —Lets you list and remove unused processor symbolic overrides.
Inventory Configuration
  • Automated Configuration—Tracks all requested change activity and application program-component relationships, when the program or module is executed under an
    processor. Enables the analysis of module interrelationships, so that you can identify where modules are used by other modules or programs. A prerequisite to other optional features.
  • ELIB data sets
    —A high-performance alternative to OS partitioned data sets under
  • Load Modules
    —How to track load modules. This option lets you put vendor code, which is often distributed in the load module format, under the control of
  • Load utility
    —Lets you load one or more members (Elements), from data sets external to
    , directly to any Stage that is defined within an Environment. Using this utility, you can quickly populate Environments without the need to reassemble or recompile your programs.
Processor Management
  • CONCALL utility
    —Invokes programs from unauthorized libraries.
  • Expand Includes utility
    —Batch function that expands
    ++INCLUDE or
    -INC statements and, optionally, COBOL COPY statements.
  • Extended Processors
    —Coded using standard JCL, processors instruct
    to modify, move, verify, delete, or create executable forms of elements.
  • Site-defined symbolics
    —User-defined symbolic values that you reference within data set name specifications for base, delta, source output, include libraries, and processors. You can use them wherever you can use
Product Administration
  • Alter action—Enables the administrator to change Master Control File metadata.
  • Autogen Element action option
    —Improves processing by eliminating duplicate processing of components.
  • Concurrent Action Processing—Causes certain Element action requests to be executed simultaneously.
  • Element Registration
    —Restricts the use of duplicate Element names at the System level through the System definition. The restriction can apply across Subsystems within the System or at the Processor Group level within the System. Also, you can extend the System level restriction to apply across Systems by activating this option in the Optional Features table, ENCOPTBL.
  • Optional features table (ENCOPTBL)
    —Enables various features that affect product behavior and functionality.
  • Performance and tuning
    —Various options and features that improve processing performance.
  • Comma Separated Value (CSV) utility—Extracts information from the Master Control File (MCF) or Package file and writes it to a CSV-formatted file, which you can import into a software product to create a report.
  • Footprint Synchronization
    —Facilitates Element identification. A footprint is a set of encrypted data that is placed by
    processors in generated source, object, or load modules. Footprints contain location and event information from the Master Control File record for the Element.
  • Reporting—Creates the following reports from the
    Reporting Interface panel in foreground:
    • Master Control File reports (CONRPT01-12)
    • Historical (SMF) reports (CONRPT40-43)
    • Package reports (CONRPT70-72)
    • Footprint reports (CONRPT80-83)
    • Unload/Reload reports (CONRPT50-55)
    • Shipment reports (CONRPT73-76)
    • Archived Package reports (CONRPT56-58)
  • SMF recording—Records each action and each security violation that occurs during
Security Administration
  • Security—Configure data set and functional security in consultation with your site security administrator.
  • Trace facilities
    —Helps isolate problems by monitoring selected processes.