Expanding messages and abend codes

Messages or abend codes are initially never expanded when using the interactive dump reanalysis feature of Z Abend Investigator. This lack of expansion is to prevent the need to scroll through potentially very long explanations to see report items that might follow. Instead, to view the explanation for messages or abend codes in the interactive report, one can place the cursor on the message identifier or abend code and press the Enter key. This opens a display similar to what you see in the batch report as the example shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Sample Message Explanation display
  File  View  Services  Help
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Message Explanation                                            Line 1 Col 1 80
Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR 
JOBNAME: DACBB045 USER ABEND: 4038 MVS2 2019/10/10 10:38:22 IGZ0035S There was an unsuccessful OPEN or CLOSE of file INDD in program DAVSA009 at relative location X'0380'. Neither FILE STATUS nor an ERROR declarative were specified. The status code was 39. ❶ IGZ0035S IGZ0035S There was an unsuccessful OPEN or CLOSE of file file-name in program program-name at relative location location. Neither FILE STATUS nor an ERROR declarative were specified. The status code was status-code. Explanation: An error has occurred while opening or closing the named file. No file status or user error declarative was specified. Programmer Response: Check to make sure there is a DDname defined for the indicated file. F1=Help F3=Exit F5=RptFind F6=Actions F7=Up F8=Down F10=Left F11=Right

When a message is displayed in the report, the first occurrence of the message contains the actual text from when it was issued (see ❶ in the above example). If the instance-specific text is not available, then a comment "job-specific text not available" replaces it.

In the expansion that immediately follows the issued message or abend code is its explanation that is generally obtained from the softcopy books provided with Z Abend Investigator. If an explanation for the message or abend code cannot be found, then the text "explanation not available" replaces it.