The Free-form Report is a completely customizable report. The user decides the content as well as the formatting.
In ACR/Detail, content is typically printed in its entirety for each key, with one key per page. Multiple keys can be printed on a single page by removing the header break character.
The Free-form Report repeats every line of data for each key. When printing multiple keys on the same page, a user can choose to have data appear as a report or page heading.
The heading repeats for each line item in a Free-form Report generated within ACR/Detail. You want the report to print with the title printed only once, at the top of the report. You want to print multiple keys on a single page but you want the page number and date to appear at the top of the page only, and not repeat with each key throughout the page.
Follow the steps that are appropriate for your version of ACR/Detail.
Graphical User Interface
For Windows, UNIX, or the ACR/Detail Workbench, complete these steps to insert report and page headers.
1 ) Use the Report Header Marker to insert a break after the report title and after each report header. Lines not marked as headers, including blank lines, will repeat for each key.
- Click the report header icon (\R).
- Immediately click below the text, for example, the key, at the location where you want to place a break.
The report displays a solid line to indicate the break for the Report Header.
2 ) Use the Page Header Marker to insert a break after each page header. Lines not marked as headers, including blank lines, will repeat for each key.
- Click the page header icon (\P).
- Immediately click below the text, for example, the page number or date, at the location where you want to place a break.
The report displays a dotted line to indicate the break for the Page Header.
Define the number of report and page headers on the Report Width panel when you set up the report. Plan ahead, because you cannot change the header numbers after you exit this panel.
Otherwise, to specify headers on an existing report, edit the report codes manually to include the headers. See the “Editing Report Codes” section in the “Creating a Free-Form Report” chapter of the ACR/Detail User Guide for z/OS.