Finding the job details



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Finding the job details

Postby mohbaig » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:53 am

I am using the line command $US which is providing me the info. of the job name which has referred/used the file for the last time.
Is there any way to find out the job name which has created a file.
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Postby steve-myers » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:26 pm

A program that can analyze the SMF data created when the data set was used can determine the job name that used the data set, but I know of no other way to determine this information.
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Re: Finding the job details

Postby Robert Sample » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:10 pm

As Mr. Myers indicated, the data set creator is not stored with the data set and the ONLY source of this information is the SMF records. Most sites accumulate SMF data daily, but if the data set were created several years ago, it is unlikely that the site has retained the SMF data going back that far (but only someone working at your site can say for sure).

Also, data sets may be created by TSO users or started tasks as well as batch jobs, so you may be limiting your output if you only look at batch jobs.
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Re: Finding the job details

Postby mohbaig » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:30 pm

Thanks for the knowledge guys.appreciate the response.
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Re: Finding the job details

Postby steve-myers » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:50 pm

Robert Sample wrote:... Also, data sets may be created by TSO users or started tasks as well as batch jobs, so you may be limiting your output if you only look at batch jobs.
Actually, it is moderately difficult to differentiate between a TSO user, a batch job and a started task using SMF data, but otherwise Mr. Sample is correct. I run a process to report data set usage from SMF data twice a day, and I run into this very problem when I analyze the output.
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