Product Options File (POF) ALPOFDSN definition in Log Master

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    PRODUCT:

    Log Master for DB2



    QUESTION:

    Details on how to define the Log Master POF file ALPOFDSN  


    ANSWER:

    Use the POF (Product Options File) to establish subsystem-wide default values that apply to all users of the Log Master online interface. Many environments use the POF to match default data set names with site naming conventions. 

    Note: after setting up a POF file, POF default values will appear (unless your TSO profile already contains a default value for a particular field as the TSO PROFILE settings take precedence). To remove the TSO default value for a field, run the online interface, delete the content in that field, and exit the interface.


    ALPOFDSN=

    Specifies the location of a data set that contains the Log Master product options file (POF). Log Master can read this optional file to obtain certain default values for the online interface. In the current version of Log Master, the POF supports default values that are related to output data set names or STEPLIB information (data set names on the Output Defaults, Automated Drop Recovery Defaults, or Generate JCL panels). This option has no default value.

    The value for ALPOFDSN can be a data set or a member of a partitioned data set. Log Master does not require a specific name for the data set or member.

    You can specify multiple POF data sets, such as one per DB2 subsystem or data sharing group, by using the following symbolic variables:
            ■ &SSID (subsystem ID)
            ■ &GATN (group attach name)

    The following considerations apply to the POF:

    ■ Log Master also stores online interface defaults in your ISPF profile. If you change a default value during an online session,     your change will be preserved for any future sessions under your TSO ID. The order of precedence for online defaults is           ISPF profile value, POF value, and product base default values.

    ■ For the current version, the Log Master POF does not apply to any other products from BMC Software.

    ■ The POF is not generated during installation. To create and use a POF, you must complete the following tasks:

    — Set the ALPOFDSN installation option equal to your desired POF data set name.

    — Edit the job that is stored in member HLQ .DBSAMP(ALPPOFX) to insert your POF name. (The HLQ value represents a qualifier that your environment assigns during installation.)

    — Submit the job. Log Master creates a POF with Log Master base default values.

    — Edit the POF to set your desired default values. (The POF stores default values in the form of XML elements and attribute values.)

    The next time you run the Log Master online interface, POF default values will appear (unless your TSO profile already contains a default value for a particular field). To remove the TSO default value for a field, run the online interface, delete the content in that field, and exit the interface.


     


    Article Number:

    000175115


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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