SAVRS Plugin for IDz

Eclipse-based plugin to enable seamless access to the SAVRS database of JES log and SYSOUT on z/OS from an IDE desktop workspace such as IBM’s IDz

What is SAVRS Plugin for IDz

SAVRS is the system output (SYSOUT) log retrieval, and viewing component of our Output Management Solution is designed to significantly reduce the personnel and system resources required to handle the archival and audit requirements of mainframe Job logs.

Rational Developer for System z (IDz) is the IBM z OS Eclipse-based software development IDE. Its primary purpose is to streamline the z OS development process into a structured and modern GUI (Eclipse-based) tool. In a Service Oriented Architecture IDz can be deployed to request and receive SAVRS Joblog and SYSOUT Viewing Service entirely within the IDz desktop environment. This new framework empowers TSO developers and simplifies maintenance and support tasks.

The SAVRS plug-in for IBM IDz benefits companies looking to integrate their z OS batch service delivery with DevOps and Agile methodologies. With Batch Applications on z systems typically accounting for 50% or more of data assets, the SAVRS plug-in for IDz ability to give developers access to Joblog and SYSOUT directly from within their GUI based development environment can save companies valuable time in the development cycle, while improving the quality and speed of the maintenance of their critical batch applications.

Features of SAVRS Plugin for IDz

  • View Job log and SYSOUT output from within a GUI Eclipse environment within the IDz desktop (or any other Eclipse-based IDE)
  • View output from any SAVRS catalogs on z OS that you are authorized to view
  • Job filtering by Job Name, Date/Time, etc. is available from within the plug-in screen
  • JCL editing and Resubmit is available from within the plugin screen
  • Easy download and install of the plug-in on the desktop IDz client
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  • Viewing Job log and SYSOUT from within the IDz Eclipse environment

    When the user selects from the list of available DD’s for the Job, the SAVRS plugin for IDz retrieves the selected DD content from the SAVRS z OS catalog and displays it within the Eclipse window. All descriptive information about the Job such as Run Date, Time, Completion Codes, Line Counts, and more are available through the SAVRS plugin for IDZ.

    Viewing Job logs and sysout information is intuitive with SAVRS' IDz UI

  • Job Filtering Capability

    A full list of Job filtering criteria, such as Job name (with wildcarding) or Date Range, is available to help you limit the list to the Jobs that are important to you.

    SAVRS Plugin for IDz - Job Filtering Capability

  • Edit and Resubmit the JCL list

    You can choose to edit the JCL listing for the Job and even resubmit the corrected JCL to z OS from within the SAVRS plugin.

    SAVRS Plugin for IDz - Edit and Resubmit the JCL list