The new OMC-FLASH Version 4.9.0 will be released in March 2019 in Europe.
The development of the new version has oriented beside the optimizations mainly to the usability.

OMC-FLASH 4.9.0 supports both JES2 and JES3.

The new functions include among others (Click on the desired feature / extension to see the details):

Browse and Search Pattern History Facility

Retrieve Previous Patterns Used for Searching Data. The Search History Panel displays each of the pattern specifications available for selection, in response to either a HISTORY primary command issued on the Pattern Specification Panel, or a single ‘?’ specified as the first character of a pattern. Users can simply select a previously used pattern or a group of pattern to reuse and quickly search for data.

The Search history is available for SEARCH command for JSP:
The Search history is available for SEARCH command for JSP

Jobname Selection Panel (JSP) and Data Set Index Panel (DIP) Line Command Message

Displays the Last Line Command Executed in the Message Column. OMC-FLASH now saves the ‘last command’ message, displaying that command in the message column for the user’s reference.

The ‘Message’ column displays line command executed:
The 'Message' column displays line command executed

REXX USERLOG and System Command Functions

REXX Functions to Read and Write USERLOG and Execute MVS/JES Commands. The SYSCMD service executes an MVS/JES command and saves the command response in a REXX variable. The command response can also be added to the OMC-FLASH USERLOG. The USERLOG service is used to read and write messages to the OMC-FLASH USERLOG, as well as clear or delete all messages from the USERLOG. The USERLOG can be accessed and modified when executing in any REXX environment and when executing under OMC-FLASH foreground.

USERLOG Display after executing sample REXX:
USERLOG Display after executing sample REXX

USS Facility Enhancements

Display Service Class and Retrieve USS Data from Multiple JES3 Systems. All systems or a single system for USS processes can be displayed in a JES3 SYSPLEX with the primary command SYS. For example, SYS * will display all systems; SYS G22* will display systems beginning with G22. Entering SYS with no parameter will display USS processes for just the current system.

Additional WLM and Execution Information for Jobs

Updates to JSP, USS, and Enclave Facilities. The Jobname Selection Panel and the UNIX System Services Panel now provide additional fields, including the Resource group name and Report class name associated with the address space; the subsystem name to which the Enclave belongs (if part of an Enclave); the subsystem type; whether the address space is a server; and the workload name associated with the address space. The Enclave Facility Panel now displays yes or no to indicate whether the Enclave is a server.

Increased Batch Search Pattern Length

Pattern Length Increased from 16 to 132 Characters. The SEARCH function searches job output and displays records matching the pattern specified. The maximum pattern length is now 132 characters, enabling longer patterns to be searched and returned.

Health Checker Facility Enhancements

Selection of Single System Data from all JES3 Systems. Select the system or systems for displaying health checks. The asterisk character * is used as a mask. For example, CKSYS * will display all systems; CKSYS G22* will display systems beginning with G22. Entering CKSYS, with no parameter, the HOME/ALL command option is used for selecting systems. The system mask is also accessible through the “Check Masks” option of the menu bar item “Criteria”.

Changing the SERVICE CLASS in Job Name Selection Panel (JSP)

The SERVICE CLASS can now be overwritten in JSP. The ASID is also changed during execution.

Changing Service Class on JSP:
Changing Service Class on JSP

Command Executed to Change Service Class Includes ASID:
Command Executed to Change Service Class Includes ASID

Jobname Selection Panel Filter/Mask Input Area

Optional and Customizable Mask and Filter Input Area in JSP below Command Line. The Jobname Selection Panel now provides a mask and filter input area just below the command line, enabling users to display only those jobs that meet the filter and mask criteria specified by the user. The primary command CRITERIA can be used to display or hide this new area in the JSP.

Fade in (Show) or fade out (hide) new Input fields below COMMAND LINE. This option is available for each user:
Fade in (Show) or fade out (hide) new Input fields below COMMAND LINE. This option is available for each user

Multiple Level Server Support between Global and Local

Up and Down Level Support for JES3 Global and Local Servers. OMC-FLASH now supports execution of different versions of the OMC-FLASH server within the same JES3 SYSPLEX.

New User/Optional fields for Data Set Index Panel

Up to 20 User / Optional Fields Can be Specified for the Data Set Index Panel. The quantity is defined with the FLASHOPT parameter DIPOPTFLDS. The fields are available to the CONFIG facility to add them to the display. The FLASHXIT macro XFDFIELD can be used in JSP entry points to read/modify the values.

New Operator Command History Panel

Displays History of Operator Commands Executed and a Table of Saved Operator Commands. The panel is displayed with the primary command OCMDHIST or the ‘/’ character with no parameter. This allows the user to quickly execute frequently used commands.

Command History Panel:
Command History Panel

FLASHOPT CMDBUFR# Parameter Replaced

New Parameter OPERCMD_HISTORY_MAX Added to Replace CMDBUFR#. Users should update FLASHOPT to remove CMDBUFR# and replace with the new OPERCMD_HISTORY_MAX parameter.

New PROCLIB Facility

Displays the current JES and MVS PROCLIB Allocations. Data set information, (name, allocation usage, RECFM, volume, etc.) is displayed for each data set allocated. Browse, Edit, View, and other line commands are available for each data set.

Registered customers will find detailed information about the individual functions in the personal area (My area).

For our customers, the new version will be available at no additional cost according to valid license and maintenance agreements.

If you have further questions or would like to be informed about the availability of OMC-FLASH 4.9.0, please contact us:

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