Filtering, sorting, and arranging panel information

SDSF lets you control which jobs are displayed on the SDSF panels by:
  • Adding parameters to the commands that access panels, such as the O command.
  • Issuing other SDSF commands, such as FILTER.
You can limit the data on your SDSF panels by using SDSF commands. Table 1 provides a high-level introduction to filtering. For important details, including syntax, refer to the online help. For quick access to information about a command, use this SEARCH command from the SDSF command line:
SEARCH 'FORMAT: command-name'
Table 1. Summary of Commands for Filtering
Command Use Panels
DEST Filter data by destination. You set a single value that filters all of the affected panels. H, I, J0, O, PR, PUN, ST
FILTER Filter data on any column or combination of columns. You can set a unique filter for each panel. For more information, refer to Setting complex filters. Tabular, OPERLOG
OWNER Filter data by owning user ID (primarily). You can use wild cards (% and *). OWNER with no operands is the same as OWNER *. You set a single value that filters all of the affected panels.
Tip: OWNER generally requires a trailing generic character; otherwise, it looks for an exact match. You can modify the generic character with the SET SCHARS command.
Tip: OWNER ? displays a pop-up panel. You will probably find this easiest to use.
DA, H, I, J0, O, PS, ST
PREFIX Filter data by job name (primarily). You can use wild cards (% and *). PREFIX with no operands is the same as PREFIX *. You set a single value that filters all of the affected panels.
Tip: PREFIX generally requires a trailing generic character; otherwise, it looks for an exact match. You can modify the generic character with the SET SCHARS command.
Tip: PREFIX ? displays a pop-up panel. You will probably find this easiest to use.
Tip: Using PREFIX ** eliminates the need to specify "H ALL" on the H panel to display all jobs.
DA, H, I, O, PS, ST
SELECT Temporarily limits data displayed on a tabular panel, overriding any filters, until you exit the panel. For example:
  • SELECT IEB - Displays only jobs with the name IEB.
  • S BILLJ JOB00011 - Displays only jobs with the job name BILLJ and the jobid JOB00011.
Note: The available parameters are panel specific. See the online help for a complete description.
Tabular panels
SYSNAME Limit rows to include only selected systems in a sysplex. You set a single value that filters all of the affected panels. APF, AS, CK, CSR, DA, DEV, DYNX, ENC, FS, GT, INIT, LI, LNK, LPA, NA, NO, OMVS, PAG, PARM, PR, PS, PUN, RDR, RM, SMSG, SMSV, SO, SSI, SYS, VMAP
Filtering the data can reduce storage and improve performance. For best results, use the PREFIX, OWNER, DEST or SYSNAME commands, or parameters on the panel commands. Use the FILTER command, which SDSF processes after the data is gathered, if you cannot accomplish the desired filtering using the other commands.
Tip: You can set other filters using the FILTER command but it’s easier from the FILTER pulldown.

You can sort panels on up to two columns, in ascending or descending order, with the SORT command or up to 10 columns using the SORT pop-up.