Step 6: Create a report selection rule

In this step, you create a report selection rule.

A report selection rule specifies the criteria against which captured reports are matched to determine if they are candidates for processing into basic or custom reports. This report selection rule will be associated with an optional 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.

To create a report selection rule:

  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.
    A search panel is displayed. Press Enter to proceed to the Report Rules panel.
  3. Type ADD on the command line and press Enter.
    The Report Rule detail panel is displayed.
  4. In the Report Name field, type the name of the report. This name can be up to 64 characters long. It cannot include an asterisk (*).
  5. In the Status field, accept the default value of Enabled.
  6. In the Match Name field, accept the default value of No.
  7. In the Job Name field, type BJT@JCBP. (This job name appears in the JCL that is in SBJTSAMP member BJT@JCBP.)
  8. In the DD Name field, type SYSUT2.
  9. In the Step Name field, type Print.
  10. Link the report selection rule to your layout:
    1. From the Link menu, choose 1, Choose a Layout.
    2. Specify search criteria for your layout, then press Enter.
    3. Type S (Select) next to the name of the layout that you created in "Step 4: Create a report layout", and press Enter.
    4. Press F3 to return to the Report Rules panel. The name of the layout that you selected is displayed in the Layout Name field.
  11. Leave all other fields on the Report Rule panel blank.
  12. Press F3 (Exit).
  13. If an exit confirmation pop-up window is displayed, press Enter.
  14. On the Report Rules list panel, press F3 (Exit).
  15. If a save confirmation prompt is displayed, press Enter to save the report selection rule.