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Endevor PDF Documentation?

  • 1.  Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 09-03-2019 03:19 PM
    Anyone else notice there doesn't appear to be a way of downloading the latest Endevor documentation in PDF format? Or am I missing something?

    Having the documentation on docops.ca.com is nice but it doesn't beat having a download available for better searching... if it's gone, can we possibly get it back?


  • 2.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 09-04-2019 08:22 AM
    I agree with your perspective.  I hope this is only a temporary situation as they attempt get things associated with the Broadcom site correctly.


  • 3.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 09-04-2019 08:39 AM
    Hi John,

    Currently, the new documentation platform, techdocs.broadcom.com, does not allow you to download PDFs. It is a feature that is under development right now and will be available soon.

    Should you need a PDF at present, please email me at zachariah.mullen@broadcom.com​ and I can provide you with a copy.

    Thanks,

    Zach


  • 4.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 09-04-2019 08:39 AM

    Hi John,
    The lack of PDF downloads on the new documentation platform are a known issue, and the team is working to restore them.
    Many apologies for the inconvenience.
    Best regards,
    Sam Beckwith
    CA Endevor SCM Technical Writer





  • 5.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 09-09-2019 03:35 AM
    I thought as CA were bought by broadcom - all the CA links were moved to the broadcom side.
    So the documentation is now here:
    https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/devops/ca-endevor-software-change-manager/18-0.html

    There are some links to PDF's (eg from Messages and Codes) but they don't work either.

    Could someone attach a zip file with the V18 PDF's to this thread?

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  • 6.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 09-09-2019 10:20 AM

    Hi Steve,

    Until the PDF-download option is available again, we'd be happy to send CA Endevor SCM customers the PDFs they require (including Messages & Codes). Anyone who's interested can email me at: samuel.beckwith@broadcom.com

    All the best,
    Sam Beckwith
    Technical Writer




  • 7.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 10-09-2019 04:53 AM

    It's now possible to download a PDF of the CA Endevor SCM documentation from the new doc platform:

    http://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/devops/ca-endevor-software-change-manager/18-0.html

    Best regards,
    Sam Beckwith
    Technical Writer




  • 8.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 10-09-2019 04:59 AM
    Sam,

    An 8.7 meg 2000+ page PDF isn't really any use.Could you produce individual files based on the content headings within the help function?

    Steve

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  • 9.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 10-09-2019 09:44 AM
    I beg to differ regarding usefulness, Steve, although I was originally of the same mind as you when they first produced the mega-document.

    As an old-timer, I had memorized chapter-and-verse of where I could find what I was looking for under different sections ie User Manual, SCL Guide, Administrator Manual, etc. But when CA switched to the "new" categories (Using, Installing, Securing, etc), I was lost in trying to find what I was looking for.

    However, the mega-document provided me with one-stop-shopping. Opening up the mega-doc allowed me to use FIND on a keyword. So today, for example, I wanted to see the format for the RESTORE SCL command. I just needed to open up Endevor mega-doc and do a FIND on RESTORE until I found the RESTORE SCL format.

    Easy-peasy and extremely useful!

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  • 10.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 10-09-2019 09:51 AM

    I happen to agree with John. I like to have both, but the 'all in one' is especially useful since CA/Broadcom changed the titles of the books and what is covered in them.

    Felicity.



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  • 11.  RE: Endevor PDF Documentation?

    Posted 10-09-2019 10:01 AM
    Hi Steve,
    Thanks for the feedback. Although the new documentation platform doesn't support the automatic "download PDFs by section" feature you describe, it is something we'd like to add in the future. Until then, we are able to generate up-to-date PDFs of individual sections of the website manually, which we can deliver by email. Please drop me a line at samuel.beckwith@broadcom.com and let me know which sections you'd like.
    All the best,
    Sam