Specifying time zones

The TIMEZONE option of the GLOBAL command provides a means of adjusting the times of the data to be reported.

Adjust the times if:
  • The CPU clock of your OS/390® system is not set to the local time, but you want to use the local time in your reports.

    The CPU clock can be set to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or to the local time of another location, for example the local time of your head office.

  • You want to generate reports or traces that show activity at more than one location and the CPU clock settings of the locations are different. This is often the case when the locations are in different time zones.

The data for calculating the adjusted times is stored in the LOCDATA member of the DPMPARMS data set. You can enter and edit the data using the Interactive Report Facility (IRF).