Information and procedures for end users.
Administrators use CA View to perform the following main functions:
  • Store (archive) job SYSOUT and reports based on your specifications
  • Retrieves archive output, making it available for online viewing, printing on multiple printers, or manipulation with assorted utilities and facilities
  • Help manage the following classes of data:
    • Production JCL listings
    • Production SYSOUT
    • CA Deliver Output Management (CA Deliver) reports
    • SYSLOG data
CA View retains all classes of data for any length of time on disk or tape and automatically archives production JCL listings and messages. CA View scans for exceptional conditions as SYSOUT is being produced.
You can retrieve archived SYSOUT or reports for browsing, printing, or other functions, by using the online retrieval facility. Use the display screens, commands, and the output selection codes that are part of the output process to work with your retrieved information.
Review the following preliminary information:
Audience and Prerequisites
The concepts and procedures in this section are primarily for the end user. However, this section also explains to system administrators how to define the online system.
You must be familiar with IBM computer system terms and concepts. You must also have a working knowledge of MVS online facilities, such as ISPF, because CA View panels behave in a similar fashion.
This section uses the following conventions:
  • Commands and Parameters
    Commands and parameters are shown in this font. Enter these examples in CA View exactly as shown.
  • Variables
    Italic text shown with a command indicates a user-defined variable. For example, in place of the variable
    printer-id data
    , you might enter VPS.JESDS.
  • Commands
    Commands you can issue are presented in uppercase letters. For example:
    • HELP
    • SELECT
    The word Enter represents the following keys on your keyboard:
    • ENTER, Enter, or enter
    • RETURN, Return, or return
  • PF Keys
    Programmable function keys, or PF keys, are represented by the uppercase letters PF, followed by one or two digits, as shown in these examples:
    • PF 1
    • PF 12
    • Note:
      On most keyboards, PF keys are located either at the top or to the right side of the main part of the keyboard. PF keys are usually marked PF or simply F followed by a digit (for example, PF 1 or F1).
The Logo Screen
The logo screen is the first screen to appear when you log on to the standard CA View system. To see the first menu, press Enter when the logo screen is displayed.
Display Screen
The format of the top three lines in all display screens is consistent throughout the online facility. These lines are called
header lines
. This illustration displays the header lines:
System Name Mode Screen Title Short Message Command/Option Scroll Long Message
The screen display areas for the three header lines are described below:
  • System Name
    Displays the CA View system name
  • Mode
    Indicates the current user mode
  • Screen Title
    Identifies the function being performed
  • Short Message
    Displays a short explanation of an error condition, if one exists
  • Command/ Option
    Identifies the area for entering commands
    On a help or tutorial screen, enter either a command or an option.
  • Scroll
    Displays the current scroll amount whenever scrolling is applicable
    You can change the scroll amount by overtyping with a new value.
  • Long Message
    Displays an explanation of the error condition upon request (by entering the HELP command)
    This line might contain data that is temporarily overlaid by a long message.
PF Keys
PF keys
are keys that automatically invoke commands based on preset functions.
The following diagram represents the standard PF key structure. Keys are labeled by name (for example, 1/13 is either PF key 1 or PF key 13). Some keys are also identified with their default definitions, which correspond to system-wide commands. UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT are SCROLL commands.
Pressing a PF key that is defined as a command is the same as entering that command. Also, as with commands, you can enter data as parameters in conjunction with PF key usage. To do this, enter the parameter data on the command line, then press the appropriate PF key.
If the command exceeds 48 characters in length, only the first 48 characters are used.
With PF 8 defined as DOWN, if you type 20 on the command line and press PF 8, the results are exactly the same as if you had typed DOWN 20 on the command line and pressed Enter.