In transaction view in the CICSPlex....the filters are case sensitive? Apparently so, as an UC "P*" works to filter transactions for what I am looking for but LC "p*" does not. Was that always so for Explorer?
Is there still not a way of filtering IBM transactions/programs OUT if being viewed????? See below also.
I saw a comment from Satish about "enhanced filtering" but couldn't find anything in the help when searching for that. Can we gang filters together so that I can NOT display such things such as IBM provided CICS transactions, LE transactions, DB2 transactions etc in a single filter?
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Updated on 2013-01-10T16:46:42Z at 2013-01-10T16:46:42Z by kevmeist
SatishTanna 1100009ACX38 Posts
Re: CICS Explorer 5.1 filtering and case sensitivity2013-01-04T09:57:02ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Hi Kevin,
The filtering I mentioned is only available via the Data Filtering function in the CICS PA plug-in. Here you can specify filters such as Transaction ID!=CE*,Transaction ID!=CR*. I will let someone from the CICS Explorer team comment on filtering in the base CICS Explorer.
SystemAdmin 110000D4XK270 Posts
Re: CICS Explorer 5.1 filtering and case sensitivity2013-01-09T10:24:44ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Hi Kevin,
I don't believe that behaviour has changed recently - certainly 1.1.1.x behaves the same and I don't have any reason to think any of the older versions would be different.
We are definitely aware of the need to filter out IBM transaction and programs out, and some work has gone on under the covers and in the server that was preventing us making progress for 5.1.
It would be great to hear your feedback on the PA filtering mechanism, how it works for you, how you're using it, and whether that's the kind of thing you'd like to see in the base.
Thanks for using Explorer and for your comments :-)
kevmeist 270001PEQE249 Posts
Re: CICS Explorer 5.1 filtering and case sensitivity2013-01-10T16:46:42ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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Try as I may I can't get the sysprogs here to use Explorer or the PA plugin much if at all). They prefer to use the mainframe for pulling PA reports. I don't. So, I'm probably the ONLY user here using Explorer here with PA. I played a little with PA filters this morning and they look very useful.
I did notice with the PA plugin using the dialog box titled "Transaction ID" (located on the middle left of the default perspective NOT the part labeled "data filters" on the top right that it is case sensitive. I'm not sure that I meant that earlier or not.
So, when using the "Transaction ID" dialog box (middle left of the default screen perspective) and I key in "qw*" I get nothing returned. If I type in "QW*" I get the type of data that I expected.
The biggest thing (to me) is still needing to NOT see anything IBM defined when I am looking at transactions and programs. Being able to type in "Transaction Id=P*" if all of our transactions began with a "P" is a good start but, personally, I would still like to see a check box that says don't show anything IBM defined.