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CARLa and RACF superior groups tree

Postby rfeio » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:47 pm

Hi,

I would like (if that is even possible) to list all RACF superior groups that are above a given RACF Group. I know it's possible to list all subgroups under a given RACF Group but my goal is to do the opposite and list all that are above it and are part of its "RACF Group Tree".

I'm using CARLa for this effect by the way.


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Re: CARLa and RACF superior groups tree

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:59 pm

What does the CARLa manual tell you? I don't recall any previous topics on CARLa so the available expertise on this forum is likely to be low.

If the manual doesn't tell you, your best bet is probably to contact the vendor for assistance.
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Re: CARLa and RACF superior groups tree

Postby rfeio » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:06 pm

Hi Robert,

I don't see any reference on how to do this in the manual. You are probably right and I should contact the vendor. I was just wondering if anyone as ever came across this situation before.

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Re: CARLa and RACF superior groups tree

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:39 pm

I doubt that You will get anything from IBM on the issue!
search IBM redbooks for hints, for example
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/S ... .html?Open
( appendix B is dedicated to carla )

most probably the explosion ( top bottom reporting ) is a predefined report
the implosion ( bottom up ) you will have to write Your own

as an alternative there are quite a bit of snippets for cross referencing the RACF database
google for RACF CROSS REFERENCE

usually the normal reply to questions like the one You asked
how to use <a tool> to do something just deserves the proper answer ... RTFM
if You have chosen a tool it means that You had the competence to evaluate all the alternative
if You do not know how to do it, maybe the tool is the wrong one or You do not have the skills :D

to get better answer You should just describe the requirement
and let people advice on what they feel is the best approach
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Re: CARLa and RACF superior groups tree

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:38 am

Hello,

This "solution" is not racf-specific, but one way we accomplished this was to run the "explosion" from top to bottom, invert the output, parse it, and build result we wanted.
Hope this helps,
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Re: CARLa and RACF superior groups tree

Postby angrybeaver » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:49 am

It's not elegant but you can go into option CO.C in CONSUL and enter this then type GO on the command line (change the KEY)

newlist type=racf nopage
select class=group key=GROUPNAME
sortlist key(8) key:supgroup key:supgroup:supgroup,
key:supgroup:supgroup:supgroup,
key:supgroup:supgroup:supgroup:supgroup
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