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Defining a time frame

This procedure explains how to define a time frame to specify the range and source of the log scan.

Before you begin

Ensure that you understand the concepts presented in Time frame definitions.

To define a time frame

  1. From the Actions category on the Main Menu, select an option from 0 through 7.

    Log Master displays a task dialog panel specific to your selection.

  2. Select Specify Time Frame and/or Input Source and press Enter.

    Log Master displays the Time Frame Specification panel.

                                 Time Frame Specification               
                                                                                    
      Start of Log Scan . . . : 2013-01-18 20.53.37.000000                          
      End of Log Scan   . . . : CURRENT                                             
      Log File Source . . .   : Subsystem BSDS                                      
                                                                                    
      Select an Option. Then press Enter.                                           
                                                                                    
      Options . . .   1. Define Start Point                                        
                      2. Modify End Point                                          
                      3. Reset Time Frame using Log File Selections 
                   
    Ongoing Process. . . . . . . .  N           (Y=Yes, N=No)                   
    Rerun/Reprocess Options:                                                    
         Rerun Run Number. . . . .              (Run Sequence Number or LASTRUN)
      OR From Start of Run Number.              (Run Sequence Number or LASTRUN)
    Reset/Purge Options:                                                        
         Generate New Handle ID. .  N           (Y=Yes, N=No)                   
      OR Reset Handle ID . . . . .  N           (Y=Yes, N=No)                   
         Purge . . . . . . . . . .  N           (Y=Yes, N=No)  
    F1=Help     F3=Exit    F12=Cancel
  3. Select Define Start Point and press Enter.

    Log Master displays the Define Start Point panel.

                                Time Frame Specification               SSID : DHA 
     .-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
     |                              Define Start Point                             |
     |                                                                             |
     | Current Start Point  :                                                      |
     | Proposed Start Point : 2013-01-18 20.53.37.000000                           |
     |                                                                             |
     | Select an Option. Then press Enter.                                         |
     |                                                                             |
     | Options . . . 2  1. RBA/LRSN  . . ____________                              |
     |                  2. Date . . . .  2013-01-18  Time . . . 20.53.37.000000    |
     |                  3. Log Mark  . .                                           |
     |                       ________________________________________________      |
     |                                                                             |
     | F1=Help F3=Exit F12=Cancel                                                  |
     '-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
    Ongoing Process. . . . . . . .  N           (Y=Yes, N=No)                   
    Rerun/Reprocess Options:                                                    
         Rerun Run Number. . . . .              (Run Sequence Number or LASTRUN)
      OR From Start of Run Number.              (Run Sequence Number or LASTRUN)
    Reset/Purge Options:                                                        
         Generate New Handle ID. .  N           (Y=Yes, N=No)                   
      OR Reset Handle ID . . . . .  N           (Y=Yes, N=No)                   
         Purge . . . . . . . . . .  N           (Y=Yes, N=No)                   
     F1=Help    F3=Exit   F12=Cancel
  4. Specify a proposed start point, and then press F3 to return to the Time Frame Specification panel.
  5. Select Modify End Point and press Enter.

    Log Master displays the Modify End Point panel.

                                  Time Frame Specification               SSID : DHA 
     .-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
     |                              Modify End Point                               |
     |                                                                             |
     | Current End Point  . . : CURRENT                                            |
     | Proposed End Point . . : CURRENT                                            |
     |                                                                             |
     | Select an Option. Then press Enter.                                         |
     |                                                                             |
     | Options . . . 4  1. RBA/LRSN  . . ____________                              |
     |                  2. Date . . . .  2013-01-18 Time . . . 10.17.34.001907     |
     |                  3. Log Mark  . .                                           |
     |                      ________________________________________________       |
     |                  4. Current RBA (As of Job Execution)                       |
     |                  5. Last Archived RBA/LRSN                                  |
     |                                                                             |
     | Optional Limit . .  ______ Log Files                                        |
     |             OR . .  ______ Days  ________  Hours                            |
     |                                                                             |
     | F1=Help    F3=Exit   F12=Cancel                                             |
     .-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  6. In the Options field, select one of the end-point choices.
  7. (optional) In the Optional Limit fields, enter values to define an alternate limit on the time frame of the log scan.

    For information about the Optional Limit fields, press F1 to access the online Help.

  8. Press F3 to return to the Time Frame Specification panel.
  9. (optional) To select an alternate input source for your log scan, select Reset Time Frame using Log File Selections and press Enter.

    Log Master displays the Log File Selection panel.

    ===========================Time Frame Specification========================
        .--------------------------------------------------------------------.
      S |                         Log File Selection                         |
      E |                                                                    |
      L | Current Source . . . : Subsystem BSDS                              |
        |                                                                    |
      S | Select an Option. Then press Enter.                                |
        |                                                                    |
      O | Options . . . _ 1. Subsystem BSDS prescribed DB2 Log File(s)       |
        |                 2. Specific DB2 Log File(s)                        |
        |                 3. Specific Logical Log File(s)                    |
        |                                                                    |
      O | F1=Help F3=Exit F12=Cancel                                         |
      R |                                                                    |
        .--------------------------------------------------------------------. TRUN)
           OR From Start of Run Number.             (Run Sequence Number or LASTRUN)
  10. (optional) In the Options field, specify the input source for the log scan, and then press F3 until you return to the Time Frame Specification panel.
  11. (optional) Type values in the ongoing logscan fields at the bottom of the panel.

    Depending on the task that you are performing, the Time Frame Specification panel, might contain additional fields for defining an ongoing log scan, such as Ongoing Process, Rerun/Reprocess Options, and Reset/Purge Options.

    For more information about these options, press F1 to access the online Help.

    For more information about ongoing log scans, see the section about Ongoing log scans.

  12. Press F3 until you return to the Time Frame Specification panel.

Where to go from here

For additional tasks associated with creating a log scan step, see Defining a log scan step.

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