Searching for selector rules

From the Selector Rules panel, you can search for a specific selector rule or filter the list of rules.

Optionally, you can save your search criteria to your ISPF profile. If you save your search criteria, Output Manager will apply these criteria to the Selector Rules panel from session to session, until you change them.

Some search fields support wildcards. Output Manager supports the following wildcard characters in these fields for selector rules: a trailing asterisk (*) for zero or more ending characters, or a question mark (?) or an underscore (_) for a single character anywhere in a value. If you specify a wildcard pattern, Output Manager will find all selector rules that match that pattern.

To search for selector rules:

  1. From the Output Manager main menu, choose option A, Administrative Functions, and press Enter.
  2. From the Administrative Functions menu, choose option S, Selector Rules, and press Enter.
    The search panel is displayed.
  3. In the Selector Name field, type the user-defined name for a selector rule. You can specify a value up to 16 characters long. Wildcards are permitted.
  4. In the Status field, type Enabled if you want to list only the selector rules that have been enabled for use by Output Manager. Type Disabled if you want to list only the selector rules that are unavailable for use. Type Skip to list only selector rules that have a Status value of Skip. If you leave this blank, Output Manager will list skipped, enabled, and disabled selector rules. Wildcards are not permitted.
  5. In the Job Name field, type the name of a job that produces report output and is specified in a selector rule. Wildcards are permitted.
  6. In the SYSOUT Class field, type a valid one-character designation for a SYSOUT class. Output Manager will search for the selector rules and subselector rules that contain this value in their SYSOUT Class field as the only value or as part of a concatenated, multi-class value. For example, if you specify class "A" as search criteria, the search results could include selector rules that specify class "A" only and that specify class "A" as part of a multi-class value such as "RA." Valid values are the letters A through Z and the numbers 0 through 9. Wildcards are not permitted.
  7. In the Save Criteria? field, type Yes if you want to save the search criteria that you specified to your ISPF profile. Output Manager will then use the saved search criteria to filter the list of selector rules from session to session, until you change these criteria. If you want to use the search criteria temporarily (for a one-time search), accept the default value of No. Output Manager will filter the current list of selector rules and then clear the search criteria and revert to the last-saved values (if any) when you exit the Selector Rules panel.
  8. Press Enter.
    The Selector Rules panel lists only the selector rules that match your search criteria.