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Reporter Commands and Syntax Guidelines

Reporter Commands and Syntax Guidelines


The EPILOG collector gathers information on bottlenecks and resource utilization and writes this data to SMF and/or an online EPILOG datastore (EDS).

The reporter displays information in the database in various formats, depending on the commands and keywords you enter. It accepts commands and keywords in any order(EPILOG uses essentially the same syntax conventions as TSO). You separate a keyword from either an argument or another keyword by using one or more blanks, equal signs, commas, or parentheses. You must pair parentheses, and you cannot begin an input line with a right parenthesis. For consistency, we use only parentheses as separators in this manual. We suggest that you use a similar convention.

Enclose arguments which contain blanks or other separators in single quotes (). Do not continue an argument enclosed in quotes from one line to the next.

Most of the keywords have both a long and a short form. Either is valid. You can mix long and short forms within a command. EPILOG recognizes most keywords if you enter an unambiguous abbreviation of the long form (such as COMBI instead of COMBINE).

If you need to enter a command that is too long to fit on one line, end the first line with a hyphen surrounded by blanks (^-^). The hyphen is called the continuation character because it allows you to continue the command on the next line. A command line with the continuation character at the end will not execute. Instead, you see all the command segments that have been entered along with a prompt for more input. You can use as many lines as necessary to enter the command. You can enter comments after the hyphen, because any characters on a line after the hyphen are ignored.

For example: entering the string DIS GRP(1) -(DIS is an abbreviation for DISPLAY) would show:

01/02/97 10:02 Mode: PAGE EPILOG INPUT CMD==> ************************************************************************ *** DIS GRP(1) - CONTINUE

To enter a comment line, enter an asterisk (*) in column one of the command line. The comment writes to the message dataset (pointed to by ddname RKEIOUTM).

Table 6 on page 56 introduces the reporter commands and indicates which of the following chapters describes each command in detail.

Reporter Operator


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