User Modes for Retrieving Reports

Administrators use CA View to select archived system output for viewing or printing. This output can include both CA View archived SYSOUT and reports from CA Deliver.
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Administrators use CA View to select archived system output for viewing or printing. This output can include both CA View archived SYSOUT and reports from CA Deliver.
Because CA View has powerful output selection capabilities, the amount of available data can be large. To help you manage this potentially large amount of data, CA View groups users by the type of output they need and restricts the available output accordingly. When a user selects data, only the data pertinent to that user appears.
CA View relates groups of users to corresponding online
user
modes
:
  • Each user mode represents a group of data in your entire set of archived data. When you enter the CA View system, the Primary Selection panel displays your user mode in the upper-right corner of the menu.
  • Each user mode has its own Primary Selection panel. These panels are slightly different but have the same basic functions. Your entry mode and the other modes that you can access depend on how your system administrator defines your access capability.
The user modes are ALL, EXPO, EXP, JOB, SARO, and SAR. These modes let you access SYSOUTs, reports, and jobs for viewing, printing, and emailing. Two of these modes (EXP and SAR) handle private SYSOUT groups and reports.
A
private
SYSOUT group or report has one or more distribution identifiers (DIST IDs) linked to it. Only users who have linked DIST IDs can access that data.
Private report viewing
is the ability to verify DIST IDs of online users before the report selection lists are displayed. This ability provides a security level of the displayed selection list for users.
  • ALL Mode
    Lets you retrieve any archived SYSOUT or any archived CA Deliver reports. No SYSOUTs or reports are restricted, unless by other security (for example, RACF).
  • EXPO Mode
    Specifies CA Deliver Operations (EXPO) mode. Use this mode to access all reports archived from CA Deliver. Archived reports initially processed in CA View are not available through this mode.
  • EXP Mode
    Specifies CA Deliver (EXP) mode. Use this mode to access reports that have been archived from CA Deliver and that are available to your distribution identifier (DIST ID). Archived SYSOUT initially processed in CA View is not available through this mode. With data in one or more of the selection criteria fields, press Enter to display a list of all CA Deliver reports that have characteristics matching the data you entered and are available to your DIST ID.
    If you have a separate installation of CA View and one of CA Deliver, then the started task for CA View did not include the load library for CA Deliver, and EXP mode is not available. To enable EXP mode in this case, concatenate the load library for CA Deliver with the started task for CA View or a CA View CLIST program.
  • JOB Mode
    Lets you access all archived SYSOUT for each occurrence of each job. To obtain a list of all jobs that match your selection critieria, type data in one or more of the JOB mode selection criteria fields and press Enter.
    Important considerations follow for JOB mode:
    • To view JOB mode data, set the JOBMODE= parameter to YES. Reports that are archived while JOBMODE=YES
      can
      be viewed in JOB mode. Reports that are archived while JOBMODE=NO
      cannot
      be viewed in JOB mode.
    • Reports are viewable if they were archived via SARSTC, SARFSS text collector, SARXTD, or SARDBB.
    • Binary, AFP, PDF, Xerox, and CA Deliver reports are not viewable.
    • JOB mode access is not available through CA OM Web Viewer. A user can log off from CA View in JOB mode from the mainframe and later attempt to access CA View again through CA OM Web Viewer. In that case, CA View checks the mode access indicators for the user and assigns the first mode that permits access. If the user is authorized for JOB mode only, access is denied with this message in CA OM Web Viewer: "Userid denied. JOB mode access only. Contact your CA View Administrator." The message prefix in the CA DRAS log is CAHADOP08.
    • Security cannot be based on dataset or DD name. Security rules are applied on the Job selection list only, in conjunction with report level security. For more information, see Security.
    • Bookmarks and Annotations work at the DD level. However, they do not work when you view the complete job.
    • Cross report indexing is not supported.
    • You can use logical views to browse jobs; however, logical views are not applied for the initial browse.
    • SMF records are not created for JOB mode functions. However, in SMF logon and logoff records, the indicator is updated correctly to show that the user was in JOB mode.
    • If you change the value of the JOBMODE= parameter from YES to NO, creation of JOB mode index records stops. However, existing JOB mode records are not deleted. These records are deleted when the associated report instance is deleted.
    • To delete all JOB mode records immediately, VERSION your database down to a release that does not support JOB mode (Release 12.1 or earlier) and version it back up to the current release.
    • Job mode data is recorded in the database, which significantly increases the use of index file space. The amount of index file space used increases as new jobs are archived into the database or as existing jobs are retroactively activated with the SARBCH ADDJOB facility. The growth of job mode data in the index file stabilizes when the following conditions are reached:
      • Reports have been archived to the database for the full range of their retention, whereby the oldest reports are removed as new reports are retained.
      • Job mode data is retained for all applicable reports in the database.
  • SARO Mode
    Specifies SAR Operations (SARO) mode. Use this mode to access all archived SYSOUT. Reports archived from CA Deliver are not available through this mode.
  • SAR Mode
    Lets you access only archived SYSOUT groups that are available to your distribution identifier (DIST ID). Archived reports initially processed in CA Deliver are not available through this mode. With data in one or more of the selection criteria fields, press Enter to display a list of all SYSOUT that has characteristics matching the data you entered and is available to your DIST ID.