Activity Reporting System

The Activity Reporting System (ARS) produces reports of IBM® Connect:Direct® activity. While IBM Connect:Direct produces statistics, ARS enables you to access more information and provides sorting capabilities.

You can request ARS reports in three ways:
  • Through ARS screens using IBM Time Sharing Option/Interactive System Productivity Facility (TSO/ISPF)
  • Automatically through a IBM Connect:Direct Process
  • Schedule a batch job through a job scheduling subsystem

With ARS, you do not have to pass data to z/OS system management facilities (SMF) or write SAS requests to print IBM Connect:Direct activity reports. Use ARS as a standard reporting format throughout a network for tracking IBM Connect:Direct activity.

Note: ARS requires a SAS base running under z/OS and IBM Connect:Direct for z/OS® must be active.