Create a report selection rule

A report selection rule specifies the criteria against which captured reports are matched and determines if they should be processed into basic or custom reports

This report selection rule will be associated with a report layout. If this layout matches the layout that is linked to a custom report definition, Output Manager will create a custom report based on that layout. Otherwise, Output Manager creates only a basic report.

  1. From the Output Manager main menu, choose option A, Administrative Functions, and press Enter. The Administrative Functions panel is displayed.
  2. Choose option R, Report Selection Rules, and press Enter.
  3. Specify search criteria, or leave the fields blank, and press Enter.
  4. Type ADD on the command line and press Enter.
    The Report panel is displayed.
  5. In the Report name field, type MY REPORT RULE.
    Report names can be up to 64 characters long.
  6. Referring back to your test batch job, (BJT@JCBP if you're using the supplied sample), specify values for the following fields:
    1. In the Job Name field, type BJT@JCBP.
    2. In the DD Name field, type SYSUT2.
    3. In the Step Name field, type PRINT.
  7. Leave the other fields blank.
  8. Link this report selection rule to a layout:
    1. From the Link menu, choose 1, Choose a Layout. The Search for Layout panel is displayed. Leave the search fields blank, and press Enter. The Layout Selection window is displayed.
    2. Type S (Select) next to the name of the layout that you created, MY LAYOUT, and press Enter.
    3. Press F3 to return to the Report Rule panel. The name of the layout that you selected is displayed in the Layout Name field.
  9. Press F3 (Exit) to return to the Report Rules list panel.
  10. Type ACT on the command line of the Report Rules list panel, and press Enter to activate the rule.

For more detailed information about report selection rules, see Step 2: Determine which selected SYSOUTs are candidates for processing into reports using report selection rules.

Next: Link your report layout to a report definition.