Seaching the Product Manuals for information in the IBM Knowledge Center
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This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation for z/OS level 2 support.
Have you ever wanted to search all the manuals for a product release level at once, or were familiar with using BookManager to search for information in all the manuals and have found out the new product versions are in PDF format??? How do I search the PDF manuals like I did in BookManager???
Check out the IBM Knowledge Center and you will find a quick and easy way to search all the manuals for one or more products and versions.
Get started with this URL for the IBM Knowledge Center: http
You will find a list of Products (I am working with System Automation). You can see it highlighted in the list of products. Also be sure to review the Search Tips, Searching within a product (to limit your search scope) and Selecting Filters. The information is quick and easy to read/learn, so well worth the few minutes.
I have clicked on Tivoli Systen Automation for z/OS and get a list of available releases. I am going to choose v3.5.0.
Here is what I get after selecting the 3.5.0 release - the Welcome page. We are going to be using the Seach bar in just a minute. There is a list of manuals in PDF that can be downloaded as well as other generic collections of manuals to use. You can also add more versions or Products to the search capability.
Finally we arrive at the reason we started this exercise - searching the manuals for information. Suppose we wanted to find out more about INGLKUP. We would put this in the Search Bar, hit enter, and get the following results. You can click on any of the returned information to expand it into the full manual reference.
You can search for anything you like - Error messages, Commands, Terms - and get back results from all of the manuals. If you reviewed the Search Tips I pointed out back at the beginning of this blog, you will be able to speed up searching even more.
Add a comment if you have a search trick or tip when using the Knowledge Center that you found useful - you can help out someone else with their searches.