Log Information

Entire Operations logs all important system events. You can view logs specific to an owner, network or job and specify additional information for the log report to be produced.

You can also use the monitoring function to observe all activities currently running in your Entire Operations environment.

The standard system log contains information about activities in the system as a whole such as user actions, date and time of events and messages about events. If additional (extended) information is available for any item on the system log, it is preceded by an asterisk (*). For details, see Displaying Extended Log Information.

This document covers the following topics:


Displaying Logged Information - Browse Log Function

Start of instruction setTo display log information

  1. For a single node item:

    From the object workspace, select the object whose log you want to see and choose Browse Log (if applicable) from the context menu.

    Or:
    For a selected owner and network:

    From the object workspace, select the General node and choose Browse Log.

    A Log Display Selection window like the example below opens:

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  2. Specify the required selection criteria. The input fields are explained in Fields: Log Display Selection.

  3. Choose OK.

    The logging information is shown in a Browse Log window like the example below:

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    For explanations of the columns, see Columns: Browse Log. The functions of the context menu are described in Available Functions: Browse Log.

Fields: Log Display Selection

The Log Display Selection window provides the following input fields:

Field/Option Description
Date/Time from Start date and time for the log display.

Default: Current date and 00:00:00 for time in the format HH:II:SS.

Date/Time to End date and time for the log display.

Default: Current date and time in the format HH:II:SS.

Max. Lines  Maximum number of lines to display in the log.

0 means: no limit (default).

This setting can also be specified as a default value in the user profile: see the section User Maintenance in the Administration documentation.
Owner  Name of the owner whose log is to be displayed.

Select an owner from the drop-down list box or leave the field blank to display the log for all owners.

Network  Name of the network whose log is to be displayed.

Select a network from the drop-down list box or leave the field blank to display the log for all networks.

Run  Run number or a range of numbers to be displayed in the log.

Can be used only if an owner and a network are specified.

Select a run number from the drop-down list box or leave the field blank to display the log for all run numbers.

Default: 1-9999 (all).

Job  Job whose log is to be displayed.

Select a job from the drop-down list box or leave the field blank to display the log for all jobs.

User  User ID or Monitor task name (or ranges) for which the log is to be displayed.

Enter (or select) a user ID or Monitor task name (for example, TASK 1) or use asterisk (*) to specify a range (for example, TASK*).

To display the log for all users and tasks, either leave the field blank (default) or enter an asterisk only (*).

Automatically go to end If this option is selected, scrolls down to the end of the log report to see the most recent log entries.

This setting can also be specified as a default value in the user profile: see the section User Maintenance in the Administration documentation.

Columns: Browse Log

The Browse Log window contains the following columns:

Column Description
Num Log line number.
User ID User ID or Monitor task name.

An ID or name preceded by an asterisk (*) indicates that extended log information is available for the job listed in this log line.

For more information, see Displaying Extended Log Information.

Owner  Owner name in Entire Operations.
Job  Entire Operations job name.
Network  Name of the job network.
Run  Job run number.
Date  Date of log entry.
Time  Time of log entry.
Message Message text.

Depending on the default display option set (see List Display Options in the Administration documentation), the message text is prefixed with a message code (if one exists), for example: EOR2260 - Network activation performed.

Available Functions: Browse Log

The context menu of the Browse Log window provides the following functions:

Function Shortcut Description
Copy CTRL+C Copies the currently selected text. In case some text from the selection is not received from a server, a warning is shown, and the Copy function is not performed.
Select All CTRL+A Selects all text.
Reverse Order CTRL+R Shows text in the reverse order.
Find CTRL+F Finds the text fragment.
Find next F3 Finds the next text fragment.
Go To CTRL+G Moves the cursor to the specified line number.
Print CTRL+P Prints log data.
Refresh F5 Refreshes the log with

"time to"=actual time

Refresh with new start time F4 Refreshes the log with

"time from"=time from the selected row

"time to"=actual time

Extended Log CTRL+E Displays job-specific extended log information if available for the log item.

Extended log information is marked with an asterisk (*) in the User ID column.

Displaying Extended Log Information

Additional (extended) log information is provided as job-specific data items appended to the standard system log.

An asterisk (*) in the User ID column of a log item indicates that an extended log is available for the job listed in this log line.

Start of instruction set To display extended log information

  • In the User ID column of the Browse Log window, place the cursor in an item that begins with an asterisk (*) and choose Extended Log from the context menu, or press CTRL+E.

    Or:
    From the object workspace, select an active job and choose an Extended Log function from the context menu. All Extended Log functions are described in Available Functions: Job Active in the section Maintaining Active Jobs and Networks.

    Or:
    From an Import/Export window, choose Display.

    An Extended Log window like the example below opens:

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    The example contains logs about an import or export operation.

This section covers the following topics:

Extended Log Information Available for a Job

Extended (additional) information that can be logged for a job are described in the following section.

JCL

Displays the JCL of a specific job run. The JCL log source is dependent upon the operating system in which the job has run.

Prerequisite for logging: Activate the Log JCL option in the job master definition described in Defining Extended Log Information for a Job in the section Job Maintenance.

SYSOUT

Displays the SYSOUT of a specific job run.

Prerequisite for logging: Activate the Log SYSOUT option in the job master definition described in Defining Extended Log Information for a Job in the section Job Maintenance.

Messages

Displays selected messages of a specific job run.

Prerequisite for logging: Define the messages to be logged in the Log System Messages fields of the job master definition described in Defining Extended Log Information for a Job in the section Job Maintenance.

Active/Pregenerated JCL Modifications

Displays changes made to active or pregenerated JCL of a specific job run.

Prerequisite for logging: Activate the Log the changes made to an active/pregen. JCL option in the Entire Operations default settings described in Defaults: System/Log Files in the Administration documentation.

Import/Export Processing

You can choose Display from an Import/Export window to view an extended log file containing information on an import or export operation.

Monitoring Entire Operations Activities

Activity monitoring is used to permanently display Entire Operations events that currently occur in your Entire Operations environment.

The following applies to the monitoring feature:

  • The activity monitoring facility receives its data from the Entire Operations log file.

  • The activity monitoring facility only displays the most important messages. Error messages and other very important messages appear highlighted.

  • The default setting displays events starting from the current time.

This section covers the following topics:

Viewing Entire Operations Activities

Start of instruction set To start monitoring and display activities

  1. In the object workspace, select the General metanode.

  2. Open the context menu and choose Activity Log.

    An Activity Log window like the example below opens:

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    All current activities within Entire Operations are logged and displayed in this window. Error messages are highlighted in red.

    The columns contained on the screen are described in Columns: Activity Log.

  3. You can use the Auto Refresh and Refresh options to update the display and modify the update interval. See also Refreshing Object Lists.

    You can use the Auto scrolling option to automatically scroll to the latest activity.

Columns: Activity Log

The columns in the Activity Log window are described in the following table:

Column Meaning
Owner Owner of the active network.
Network  Name of the active network.
Job  Name of the active job.
Run  Run number as assigned to the active network by Entire Operations.
Job ID  Job identifier as assigned by the operating system or by the job entry subsystem.
Time  Last action or check time for the job.
Message  Last message issued for the job by Entire Operations.

For a list of possible messages, see Messages in Active Jobs Lists in the Messages and Codes documentation.