What is RA/7?
RA/7 provides a powerful report writer capability that is severely lacking in RACF. Without RA/7, it is an extremely complex task for RACF administrators to generate reports for Auditors and special research initiatives. RA/7 provides an online ISPF interface as well as a batch control card driven capability to easily select up to 60 different pre-defined reports or even create a custom report as needed.
RA/7 can use active SMF or off-loaded SMF data. RA/7 can generate multiple reports in a single pass and select only the records that it needs to satisfy the requirements for the selected reports.
Features of RA/7
RA/7 provides an online and a batch interface to select pre-defined reports or define custom reports to be generated from the RACF database. You can choose one of five different report formats and, for custom reports, select the RACF fields to be included in the report. Ra/7 report types include Detail reports, Summary reports and Statistical reports.
Robust Event Code Support
RA/7 supports over 70 RACF SMF event codes that can be selected for reporting. Multiple Event codes can be selected for reporting in a single pass.
Panel-Driven Report Selection
RA/7 provides menu-driven ISPF panels to facilitate selection of event codes and fields to be included in the report.
Multiple Report Formats
Each of the RA/7 reports can be generated in up to five different report formats depending on layout and data content requirements.