Creating or editing an undefined report definition
Use the ADDU line command on the Report Definitions panel to create an undefined report. If an undefined report already exists for a layout, the undefined report will be displayed for editing.
- Navigate to the Report Definitions panel:
- From the Output Manager main menu, choose option A, Administrative Functions, and press Enter.
- From the Administrative Functions menu, choose option C, Custom Reports, and press Enter.
- Specify search criteria, or leave the fields blank,
and press Enter. The resulting list is filtered by your search criteria.
- On the Report Definitions panel, type ADDU (Add
Undefined Report) on the command line, or use the IU (Insert
Undefined Report) line command in the CMD column. The Search for Distribution Lists panel is displayed.
- Specify search criteria for your distribution list in the
Search for Distribution List panel, and press Enter. The Distribution List Selection is displayed.
- Type S in the CMD column next to
the distribution list to be used, and press Enter. The distribution list is selected.
- Specify search criteria for the layout you wish to use,
and press Enter. The Layout Selection panel is displayed.
- Type S in the CMD column next to the layout to be used,
and press Enter. The layout is selected. The Undefined Report panel is displayed. If an undefined report already exists for this layout, the undefined report will be displayed for editing.
- Edit the default/existing values for the undefined report.
The following fields can be changed on this panel:
- Status: Indicates whether the undefined report definition will
be used (Enabled) or bypassed (Disabled). Note: An undefined report can be enabled only if at least one custom report is enabled for the shared layout and Match Name is set to NO in at least one Report Selection Rule associated with the layout.
- Report name: The name of the undefined report.
- Description: (optional) Type up to 60 characters to describe this undefined report.
- Print Model: Specify the "model" for determining which
set of printer attributes to use for printing the report instances
that are based on this report definition.
- Classic - Use the sets of printer attributes that are linked to the recipient IDs on the distribution list that is assigned to this report definition.
- Report - Use the set of printer attributes that is linked to this
report definition. Output Manager takes
the Class, Copies, and Dest values from these sets of printer attributes
(along with any other printing parameters that are specified). You
can override these Class, Copies, and Dest values for individual recipients
on the distribution list; to do so, specify the
C(set print Configuration) line command for a recipient on the Distribution List panel. This is the default value.
- Dynamic Print: Indicate whether you want to capture and
use the "dynamic printing parameters" (CLASS, DEST, FCB, FORMDEF,
FORMS, OPTCD=J, PAGEDEF, PRMODE, TRC, and UCS) for printing the report
instances that are based on this report definition. Output Manager can capture values
for these printing parameters from the SYSOUT data sets and from the
set of printer attributes that is linked to one of the following objects
(in order of priority): 1) the distribution list or 2) the report
definition. The parameters from these two sources are stored in the
BJTDAT table and are merged for use when a report is printed. If duplicate
values exist for a parameter, the value in the applicable set of printer
attributes takes precedence. Type one of the following valid values:
- No - Do not dynamically capture and use the "dynamic printing parameters." Instead, obtain all printing parameters, including the "dynamic printing parameters," from the printing-related definitions that you create, including the recipient IDs that are on the distribution list and any applicable set of printer attributes. (The Print Model setting affects which of these definitions are used.) This value is the default value.
- Report - Dynamically capture the values for the "dynamic printing parameters" and use them for printing reports. If the BJTDAT table does not contain values for some dynamic printing parameters, these values can be provided by the static, printing-related definitions (the recipient IDs or applicable set of printer attributes). If you specify Report, you should set the Combine Sysout field in the associated selector rule to NO; otherwise, the dynamic printing parameters will be taken only from the first SYSOUT in an archive file.
- Layout: The layout that this undefined report is assigned to.
- Distribution: When a distribution list is assigned to this report the distribution list name displays in this field. Distribution list can be assigned using the LINK pull-down menu.
- Banner Page: When a banner page is assigned to this report, the name of the banner page displays in this field. Banner page can be assigned using the LINK pull-down.
- PRSET member: When a PRSET member is assigned to this report the name of the PRSET member displays in this field. PRSET member can be assigned using the LINK pull- down menu.
- Print Attr: When a printer attribute is assigned to this report the name of the printer attribute is displayed in this field. Printer attribute can be assigned using the LINK pull-down menu.
- Status: Indicates whether the undefined report definition will be used (Enabled) or bypassed (Disabled).
- Optional: You can add, edit, or remove the
following options using the LINK drop-down menu:
- To link a banner page definition to the undefined report, choose option 2, Choose a Banner Page, from the Links pull-down menu. Then, in the Banners window, specify the S (Select) line command next to the banner definition for the banner that you want to appear in printed output.
- (Optional) To specify a PRSET member, perform the following steps:
- From the Links pull-down menu, choose option 4, Choose a PRSET Member. The PRSET Member pop-up window is displayed.
- In the PRSET name field, type the name of the existing
PRSET member that contains the binary characters that you want to
use to control the physical printing of this report (for example,
AFP structured fields). You can leave this field blank to select one
from a list.Tip: You can type ADD in the command line to add a PRSET member that is not listed. You will be prompted to enter an existing member name, and the data set where the member is located.
- Press Enter to return to the Report panel. The member name is displayed in the PRSET member field.
- To link a set of printer attributes to the report definition,
choose option 5, Choose a Printer Attribute, from the Links pull-down
menu. Specify search criteria, and then select the printer attribute
by typing S (select) in the CMD column and pressing Enter.Tip: You can add a new printer attribute by typing ADD on the command line or an I (Insert) in the CMD column to open a new Printer Attribute panel.
- When you are finished, press F3 (Exit). If an exit confirmation pop-up window is displayed, press Enter to save the undefined report definition.