|MVS Appendix 1: Tables and Variables Naming Convention|
This appendix describes the naming conventions in use within IT Service Vision for MVS.
Note: The table, variable, and formula variable names are case insensitive.
IT Service Vision for MVS supplied tables are named according to one of the following alterations of the corresponding MXG name.
where tt is the type and ss is the subtype, if any, of the data. This is used for SMF data assigned to specific SMF record types.
For example, SMF type 70 records are stored in table XTY70, and SMF type 30 subtype 5 records are stored in table XTY30_5.
where ff is the first two characters of the MXG name and llll is the last four characters of the MXG name. If the MXG name is less than seven characters long, then ffllll is the MXG name padded with blanks on the right.
IT Service Vision supplied variables are named according to the following scheme:
Note: The eight character names are reduced to seven characters to leave room for naming the supplied variables at day, week, month, and year level by adding a statistic suffix (as the eighth character) to the underlying name and padding in the middle with underscores if the MXG name is less than seven characters long. For more information on the statistic suffix, see Shared Appendix 6: Characteristics of Variables.
To find a table with data on a given topic, follow this path from the IT Service Vision server's main menu:
Explore CPE -> All Supplied Tables -> Edit -> Find
Type in the topic, for instance
Select the other search characteristics and then select OK.
IT Service Vision searches the table description fields,
highlights the table or tables whose descriptions contain that
string, and scrolls to the first highlighted table. (If there are
more than one, you may need to scroll to find the others.)
To find a variable with data on a given topic, follow this path from the IT Service Vision server's main menu:
Explore CPE -> All Supplied Variables -> type in topic -> OK
IT Service Vision searches the table and variable description fields and lists the variables whose table description field and/or variable description field contains that string. Because of the large number of tables and variables, the search can take a long time.
User-defined table names must start with the
U and contain a total of one to seven
U plus zero to six letters, numbers,
There is no convention for the names of variables in a user-defined table except that