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Defining a scheduled service

Service intervals are defined and maintained by using data entry dialogs that are accessed from hyperlinks and line commands that are available in selected views and menus.


To create and update a service, you should use the data entry dialogs. Altering the SMSCHDxx member directly might corrupt the file and cause processing errors.

To access the data entry dialog

  1. On the EZSRM Menu, click Parmlib members.

    The EZSRMP selection menu is displayed.

  2. From the selection list, select All Members.

    The ADMEM view is displayed.


    If the policy member is already active, you can select All Members and use the ADMEMA view, instead.

  3. Type E (edit) in the CM field next to the row that contains the SMSCHDxx member, and press Enter.
  4. Edit the member to your specifications.

    Typically, the EDIT command opens an ISPF edit session for the selected member. However, executing the EDIT command against the SMSCHDxx member displays the SCHDSRV view.

    SCHDSRV view

    07FEB2006  11:14:37 ------ MainView WINDOW INTERFACE (V5.0.03) ----------------
    COMMAND  ===>                                                 SCROLL ===> PAGE
    CURR WIN ===> 1        ALT WIN ===>                                            
    >W1 =SCHDSRV===========SYSA=====*========07FEB2006==11:14:37====MVSRM====D====4
    CM Description        Command                ID       Sys  Defined  Start Stop
    -- -----------        ------                 ----     Name Status   Time  Time
       VTOC SCAN          VSCAN SUF=00           00000001 SJSG ACTIVE   0900  0000
       LOG APPL DATA      APPLMON,APPL=*,LOG=Y   00000002 SJSG ACTIVE   1000  0000
       CRE SUMMRY RECS    SPSUM                  00000003 SJSG ACTIVE   1030  0000
       CRE CAPPLAN RECS   DAILYSUM DATE=ALL      00000004 SJSG ACTIVE   1100  0000

    The SCHDSRV view displays the service intervals that are defined in the SMSCHDxx member. The column titles describe the parameters that are available within the interval definition. The columns show the values that are defined for these parameters to each service interval.

    When you are in the SCHDSRV view, you can enter the N command against any row (interval) to create a new scheduled service interval. A dialog requests the new interval name. You can enter up to 16 alphanumeric characters for the name (description). Use the PF3 or END key to close the dialog and create a new service interval that uses default parameters. You then enter the U command against the newly created interval to update the parameters.

    The following table describes the line commands that are available from the SCHDSRV view.

    SCHDSRV line commands

    Line command and name


    C - Copy Interval

    Copies the selected interval

    A dialog requests the new policy name to be used.

    D - Delete Interval

    Deletes the interval from the member where it is defined

    This command updates the member where the interval resides; it does not remove the interval from the active queue.

    N - Create New Interval

    Creates a new interval that uses default parameters

    A dialog requests the new interval name.

    R - Refresh Interval

    Refreshes the interval definition that is currently active in the system for the selected interval

    For this command, you must be viewing the active SMPOLIxx policy member as defined in SMMSYSxx.

    RN - Rename Interval

    Renames the interval

    A dialog requests the new interval name.

    SD - Detail Interval Display (Service)

    Displays a detail view of the selected service interval (SCHDSRVD view)

    This command is valid when in the SCHDSRV view.

    SQ - Service Queue Display

    Displays the current status and command statistics for the selected service interval (SCHDSRVQ view)

    This command is valid when in the SCHDSRV view.

    T - Tag

    Tags a row for mass update processing

    U - Update Interval

    Displays a dialog in which you can update the parameters in the interval

    Use the refresh command to have any changes take effect.

    For information about the options on the dialog, see Update interval dialog options. For an example of updating the intervals, see Update example.


    To implement a change to a service after you complete an update, either refresh the service itself or the entire member (which refreshes all service definitions defined in the member). For a refresh, use the R (refresh) line command that is available in selected views.

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