Where Used Reports Overview

Where Used Reports show all the places within the application where specific resources are referenced. Resources are entities that are used by programs for I/O actions. For example, resources can be IDMS records or sets, VSAM files, BMS screens. The list of Where Used Reports depends on the environment in which the mainframe project was created and also on the resource types that exist within the current project.

For all resources, excluding variables and string literals, two types of reports can be generated: resource to program and program to resource. A resource to program report allows the selection of specific resources and lists all programs that use those resources. A program to resource report allows the selection of specific programs and lists all resources that were used within these programs.