When using the XSID or EXCLUDESID operand on EXTRACT or PRINT, it
is possible that records not indicated in the SELECT operand are
returned during processing. This can happen only if there are more
than twenty different LPAR configurations in one SCDS, and only
if the XSID operand represents a list of more than twenty SMF IDs.
The EXTRACT completes with a return code zero. In the "Summary of
Records Extracted" report there are counts for records that are not
indicated in the SELECT operand(s) on one or more EXTRACT
statements. The records are also written to the output EXTRACT
The output SMF files will contain records that were not indicated
in an EXTRACT statement. This may nor may not be a problem with
applications that process the output files that may contain these
extraneous SMF records.
If the application processing the SMF records can tolerate and
bypass the SMF records that should not be in the EXTRACT file, then
no circumvention is needed.
If the application processing the SMF records can not tolerate the
extraneous SMF records, the IBM SMF utility IFASMFDP can be used to
filter out the extraneous records.
Release : 12.7
Component : SMF Director
LU07245 EXTRANEOUS RECORDS RETURNED ON EXTRACT USING XSID/EXCLUDESID