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5.4.3 Data Set Analysis reports
Data Set Analysis reports list the data sets used in when running the application. They also
show data set attributes, access method used, and any EXCPs that were encountered. This
can be used to work with your system programmer to tune I/O. It may be useful when
determining if you wish to cache a file.
5.4.4 CICS reports
There are several CICS specific reports. Application Monitor allows you to analyze a whole
CICS region, but allows you to view the information in many different ways:
At the module level.
At the transaction level.
Instance specific information for every instance of the transaction run during the analysis
EXEC CICS instructions and the time spent processing them (from a transaction or an
With the V2R1 version of Application Monitor, these reports are now all available during
historical analysis as well as live analysis.
5.4.5 DB2 reports
Application Monitor supports many different reports for DB2 applications. These reports are
available if you have requested that DB2 information be collected (on the default page or on
option 2 or 3). These reports are too detailed to do justice to in this small paragraph. For
complete information, please see the IBM Application Monitor for z/OS V2R1 Users Guide,
5.4.6 IMS reports
Like the CICS and DB2 case, using Application Monitor with IMS is very similar to using it to
monitor a normal batch transaction. There are IMS specific reports available on:
IMS Messages Processed by Region
IMS Message Analysis
IMS Call Analysis
IMS Segment Search Criteria Analysis
5.5 Things to remember when using Application Monitor
Please keep the following information in mind:
1. All pale blue fields in Application Monitor are selectable, or editable.
– If the pale blue field has a line below it, then it will accept data and allow you to change
– If the pale blue field does not have a line under it, the pale blue color indicates that
more specific information is available on this item. You can place the cursor on this
field and press the Enter key. This action will “drill down” and provide more specific
information about the item that was selected.