This introduction outlines the analysis process, and describes other features of Z Abend Investigator.

The purpose of Z Abend Investigator is to determine why an application abends. After analyzing information about the application and its environment, Z Abend Investigator generates an analysis report. The report describes the problem in terms of application code, which means that application developers and maintainers are not forced to interpret a low-level system dump or system-level error messages. As a result, the reason for the abend is made available sooner and with less effort.