Tech Tip: Another Load Module Display Utility

  • 1.  Tech Tip: Another Load Module Display Utility

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-09-2017 03:30 PM

    Last week, Umberto shared some JCL to show how you can use CA SYSVIEW in batch mode to display maintenance information for all the load modules in a loadlib.


    Today, I wanted to tell you about a utility that you can run that has a simple function of displaying this same information in a panel from anywhere within ISPF. It provides a quick, easy and safe way to get answers to the most commonly asked question about product maintenance levels.


    Note that this utility uses CA SYSVIEW to gather the information, and you can use this program against any loadlib, although the Release, Lastfix, Assemble Date/Time, and FMID information will only be provided from CA Product loadlibs.


    Please follow this link to the SVLOAD.txt file to learn more and to download the file.


    Here is a small capture of the screen showing the kind of information you can get from your loadlib.

    Part of the SVLOAD program screen


    How does the SVLOAD program take the CA SYSVIEW LISTDIR command to the next level?


    1. SVLOAD allows clickable sorting and selecting. For example, if you double-click the fix RO35716 shown above, it will automatically populate the filter with that fix, and you can see all the modules affected by it. Double-clicking the filter will reset it to show all.
    2. SVLOAD allows you to select on submodule/CSECT , APAR/PTF ID, and/or the FMID in any combination and as full or partial strings.
    3. SVLOAD is designed to give a quick snapshot of data, and does not have the capability to use other commands - some of which are dangerous and change the loadlib/load module contents.
    4. SVLOAD can be run from anywhere within ISPF, and can even be called from an edit macro. If you can write edit macros to process loadlib names, you could set up a PF key to run the macro and call SVLOAD to get information about your load modules without needing a Split screen or another session, and without needing to go into CA SYSVIEW.


    We would appreciate it if you would download and give this a try. Let us know your comments here.