XREFplus+DBr is a flexible and easy-to-use tool that collects metadata from your installation’s JCL, programs, datasets, and other data sources and correlates that information into a DB2 repository database. The XREFplus+DBr database is available for cross reference analysis via a Web UI.
The DB2 database can be accessed through either TSO/ISPF, Windows, a WEB browser or batch DB2 operations. The database can reside on a host using DB2 for z/OS; or on a PC using DB2 for Unix, Linux or Windows.
Simplifies the task of understanding how applications interrelate and impact one another
Easily identifies users and uses of datasets and other components
Serves as a powerful, invaluable research tool for tracing data flow
Captures SMF Job History for dynamically allocated datasets and dynamically loaded programs
Collects and correlates batch job data from several sources, including scheduling, SMF and DB2 catalog data
The XREFplus+DBr GUI or WEB interface can be easily extended and customized to incorporate data related to your unique environment. A unique Report Definition tool is also included. Reports can be exported to Excel, PDF, PowerPoint and other desktop product formats.
Data can be efficiently collected from several different sources, including data from scheduling components such as Control-M and TWS, JCL data, SMF data, and DB2 Catalog data. The data collection processes are run asynchronously and can be run in parallel. The open database architecture promotes easy integration of other data with data collected by XREFplus+DBr. Queries can be formulated to retrieve the desired data.
JCL members can be “drilled down” to capture data at various levels such as JOB card, Step level and DD level. For example, frequency distribution counts can be retrieved indicating the number of jobs running in each job class. Do you have a requirement to know how many JCL streams use a certain PROC, program, or other component? That information can be quickly and easily obtainable.