Advanced ISPF in z/OS - Course Objectives

On successful completion of this course, the student, with the aid of the appropriate reference materials, should be able to:

  1. Use the ISPF facilities for tailoring the status area on the Primary Option Menu panel, including the undocumented ISPF Appointment calendar feature
  2. Work with newer commands, including nesting multiple levels of ISPF services and using the NRETRIEV command to recall data set names
  3. Use the more advanced features of option 3.4 (DSLIST), including locating members from a list of libraries and files or members that contain strings of characters or hex data and block commands from member lists
  4. Use the Edit COMPARE command
  5. Use the compare and search dialogs (3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15)
  6. Use the DISPLAY and FIND commands under Browse to work with non-EBCDIC (ASCII, Unicode UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32) data
  7. Create and invoke basic edit macros, including macros that take arguments
  8. Use the DDLIST command to examine the data sets allocated to their ISPF session, including finding users in contention for access to a file.


These Materials © Copyright 2012 by Steven H. Comstock

Materials version: V7.x


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