Displaying user-selected message or abend code explanations

The LOOKUP command can be issued from the interactive fault history file display or the interactive fault reanalysis report. The command can be used to display explanations for user-selected message IDs or abend codes. It can also be used to display other information, such as DB2® SQLCODEs or VSAM feedback codes. (For the command syntax, see LOOKUP.)

For example, if entering the command:
LOOKUP IEC141I
a panel containing the message explanation is displayed as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Sample Message ID Look-Up display
Message IEC141I Explanation                                    Line 1 Col 1 80
Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR 
IEC141I IEC141I 013-rc,mod,jjj,sss, ddname[-#] [,dev,volser, dsname] Explanation: An error occurred during the processing of an OPEN macro. System completion code 013, with the return code, accompanies this message. In the message text: rc The return code. mod The name of the module in which the error was detected. jjj The job name. F1=Help F3=Exit F7=Up F8=Down F12=Cancel
If the LOOKUP command is entered without any parameters, a display from which a message ID, abend code, or other available item of information can be specified is shown:
Figure 2. Sample Lookup Search and Browse display
Lookup Search and Browse                                       Line 1 Col 1 80
Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR 
Either search for abend codes, messages, and miscellaneous information by typing a pattern, or browse such information using the expand/collapse browser below. Search. . . . . . . . . . . : ______________________________ + Abend Codes + Messages + Miscellaneous Information F1=Help F3=Exit F7=Up F8=Down F12=Cancel

The Lookup Search and Browse display allows you to either specify an argument in the Search field (same syntax as shown in LOOKUP), or you can navigate to the desired information by using the expand (+) and collapse (-) point-and-shoot fields.

By placing the cursor on a + (expand) point-and-shoot field, the available subcategories are shown. For example, if placing the cursor on the + sign next to Abend Codes in Figure 2 and pressing the Enter key, the following expanded information becomes available:
- Abend Codes
 + IMS User Abend Codes
 + Language Environment User Abend Codes
 + CICS User Abend Codes
 + MVS Abend Codes
+ Messages
+ Miscellaneous Information
If next IMS User Abend Codes is expanded, a list of selectable IMS user abend code explanations is provided:
- Abend Codes
 - IMS User Abend Codes
  U0001
  U0002
  U0005
  U0008
  U0009
  .
  . (not all abend codes shown)
  .
  U3469
  U3498
  U3499
  U3999
  U4095
 + Language Environment User Abend Codes
 + CICS User Abend Codes
 + MVS Abend Codes
+ Messages
+ Miscellaneous Information

Only information that is provided by Z Abend Investigator, or specified in member HFZHUSRM of the HFZ.SHFZSAM1 data set, can be entered.