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View - Want to extend retention period for some reports

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Article ID: 240478

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Issue/Introduction

I have to change the retention period of a particular job log (ABCDEF*) from 18 weeks to 53 weeks. 

What is the basis that the ABCDEF* logs are retained for 18 weeks currently?

How can I change the retention period for ABCDEF* logs?

Environment

Release : 14.0

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Resolution

The determination for retention of a report (or log) is made only by the client themselves. 

Usually, the length of retention has to do with auditing requirements. 

Retention is done using the following:

 . . SARINIT NGEND, NGENT
 . . View ERO (SARSTC //SARPATAB): GENS/DGENS or RETPD/DRETPD or COPIES/DCOPIES

The ERO table, if used, can be found in the View SARSTC task, in the //SARPATAB DD statement.

The client had the following in their SARINIT parameters:

 . . DAYS=YYYYYNN
 . . NGENT=00090

As a View "generation" is the running of a View standard backup:

 . . The DAYS shows that a View standard backupis run 5 times a week.

 . .  With the NGENT value of 90, 90 View backups would take place in 18 weeks time. 

 . . As the retention on the ABCDEF* reports is based on the generic NGENT=00090, to raise the retention to meet 53 weeks, that would be NGENT=00265. 

With SARINIT setting of PRETAIN=INIT, that means that View will also use NGEND/NGENT in addition to the ERO table, in determining retention. 

It was suggested that the client:

 . Add an ABCDEF* entry to their ERO table, with DRETPD=5 and RETPD=371, for the 53 weeks (53 x 7 = 371 days).

 . Change, in SARINIT, to EROPRO=ALL (from EROPRO=NEW).

 . Run a View backup.