SAVRS Plugin for RDz

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

What is SAVRS Plugin for RDz

$AVRS is the system output (SYSOUT) log retrieval and viewing component of SEA’s Output Management Solution 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 (RDz) is the IBM z/OS Eclipse-based software development IDE. Its main purpose is to streamline the z/OS development process into a structured and modern GUI (Eclipse-based) tool. In a Service Oriented Architecture RDz can be deployed to request and receive $AVRS Joblog and SYSOUT Viewing Service entirely within the RDz desktop environment. This new framework empowers TSO developers and simplifies maintenance and support tasks.

The $AVRS plug-in for IBM RDz 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 $AVRS plug-in for RDz 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 RDz

  • View Joblog and SYSOUT output from within a GUI Eclipse environment within the RDz desktop (or any other Eclipse-based IDE)
  • View output from any $AVRS 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 RDz client
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  • Viewing Joblog and SYSOUT from within the RDz Eclipse environment

    When the user selects from the list of available DD’s for the Job, the $AVRS plugin for RDz retrieves the selected DD content from the $AVRS 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 is available through the $AVRS plugin for RDZ.

    SAVRS Plugin for RDz

  • Job Filtering Capability

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

    SAVRS Plugin for RDz

  • 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 RDz

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