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3. On the display that appears, specify your collection parameters and click OK.
4.3.2 Creating performance data
You must create the performance data files from the data collection object before you can use
the Performance Tools for iSeries to analyze the data. You may choose to create the
performance data while collecting it. However, because of the system overhead, we
recommend that you collect the data and create the files only when you need them. Sending
a collection object to another system is considerably lighter than sending a library.
Creating performance data using a 5250 display
To create performance data by using a 5250 display, follow these steps:
1. Enter the Create Performance Data (CRTPFRDTA) command. Press F4.
2. In the Create Performance Data display (Figure 4-85), specify the values for the
parameters and press Enter to create the database files.
Figure 4-85 Create Performance Data display
Creating performance data with iSeries Navigator
Perform the following steps:
1. Start iSeries Navigator.
2. As shown in Figure 4-86, expand the iSeries server from which you collected the data.
Expand Configuration and Service. Double-click Collection Services.
3. In the right pane shown in Figure 4-86, right-click your data collection, and select Create
Database Files Now.
Create Performance Data (CRTPFRDTA)
Type choices, press Enter.
From collection . . . . . . . . ____________ Name, *ACTIVE
Library . . . . . . . . . . . QPFRDATA Name
To member . . . . . . . . . . . *FROMMGTCOL Name, *FROMMGTCOL
To library . . . . . . . . . . . *FROMMGTCOL Name, *FROMMGTCOL
Text 'description' . . . . . . . *SAME
Categories to process . . . . . *FROMMGTCOL Name, *FROMMGTCOL, *APPN...
+ for more values
Time interval (in minutes) . . . *FROMMGTCOL *FROMMGTCOL, 0.25, 0.5, 1...
Starting date and time:
Starting date . . . . . . . . *FROMMGTCOL Date, *FROMMGTCOL
Starting time . . . . . . . . Time
Ending date and time:
Ending date . . . . . . . . . *FROMMGTCOL Date, *FROMMGTCOL, *ACTIVE
Ending time . . . . . . . . . Time
Bottom
F3=Exit F4=Prompt F5=Refresh F12=Cancel F13=How to use this display
F24=More keys
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Figure 4-86 Creating the Performance Data with iSeries Navigator
4. The Create Database Files from window (Figure 4-87) opens. Specify the library and the
name for the database member and click OK.
Figure 4-87 Create Database File window

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