Creating historical batch reports
This section describes how to work with historical batch reports.
MainView creates performance reports from historical data through the submission of batch jobs. Use the MainView Batch Reports panel to generate the JCL to produce the reports you want. Use the TIME command to submit the same job on a periodic basis, without having to change the JCL. For example, you can submit a job each day to report on key elements of performance for the previous day, and use parameters of the TIME command to specify time frames relative to the current day.
To produce a report, you enter commands in a dialog, much as you would if you were in an online session. The resulting data is temporarily kept in virtual storage in the PAS. The tabular or detail report that you requested is then directed to a data set or SYSOUT. The format resembles the online tabular and detail displays; however, it displays all rows from the query and as many columns as your data set allows.
Use the following topics to learn what historical batch reports are about, how to access their functionality, and how to set up, create, edit, and view them.