- "View" Facility
- Text Search Routing
- DASD Conservation
- PC Upload/Download
With the Report Distribution Facility (RDF), it is possible to take mainframe application
data, extract and "envelope" it, and deliver it to one or many EMS users
for on-line viewing, for filing, or for downloading to a PC.
For many organizations which consume large quantities of paper just for printing
reports, the Report Distribution Facility can provide the benefits of
- paper elimination
- faster dissemination of information
- easier manipulation of data
RDF's "View" Facility provides a text search capability.
Even though a report may be distributed to multiple recipients, RDF remains efficient
by keeping only one copy of the report on-line. Reports can be 255 characters wide
and an unlimited number of lines in length.
Text Search Routing
Contents of a report or file can be scanned and routing triggered to one or multiple
recipients. For example, a program generating "revenue data" can trigger
the automatic routing of a "revenue data report" to an EMS distribution
list that includes all senior managers.
Some users will want to take mainframe data and work with it on their PC. To do
this, they can use EMS' Upload/Download capability.