MacKinney Systems, Inc.

Q:

Can I create my own customized, ad hoc reports from the VSAM file data that is extracted by Listcat Plus?


A:

Yes, if you purchase the add-on companion to Listcat Plus, Ad Hoc Report Writer.  It can easily  create reports using any of the over 70 VSAM-related fields extracted from the LISTCAT ALL by Listcat Plus.  Any of these fields can be used for selection, sorting and printing.  Multiple AND and OR logic statements can be used to select the files that you want to see.  This can be a big help in identifying VSAM files that need to be reorganized and tuned, based on number of extents, CI or CA splits, percent used, EXCPs, record counts, free space, etc..