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ISPF/TSO Tips and Tricks

Postby nareshv_99 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:41 pm

hi all,

could you anyone provide me any references on some tips and tricks om command line commands or TSO/ISPF commands

for e.g:
SWAPBAR: to toggle screens at the bottom
REPL .ZF .ZL mem_name: to a save a member in VIEW mode
SORT 4 4 A: command line command to sort column 4 of length 4, instead of writing a SORT pgm
S VR*100 V[E|B]: which is used to View/Edit/Browse all members having name VR*100
comp 'abcd.edef.dsn1' x: which compares the dsn 'abcd.edef.dsn1'with currently editing/viewing dsn, which is essentially shows the differences like x3.13 command.

and others like MEMBER member(to find a member in set of PDS), copying using 'CO' operator, CUT, APPEND and PASTE commands to copy or move set of lines from one ps to other ps.

could you please share any references or links for these kind of basic tips and tricks.

Thanks!
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Re: Tips and Tricks in ISPF/TSO

Postby NicC » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:04 pm

Try just reading the manual - ISPF Edit and Edit Macros manual should have all you need.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Tips and Tricks in ISPF/TSO

Postby prino » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:16 pm

Somewhat dated, but still quite useful z/OS Enhancements 7. ISPF – TSO
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Re: Tips and Tricks in ISPF/TSO

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:52 am

Hello,

Log on and go thru the tutorial.
Hope this helps,
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Re: Tips and Tricks in ISPF/TSO

Postby nareshv_99 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:53 pm

thanks for letting me the manuals name

d.sch, where are the tutorials present ?
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Re: Tips and Tricks in ISPF/TSO

Postby BillyBoyo » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:02 pm

Log on (to TSO/ISPF) and (press PF1 at any point that you would like to enter the help/tutorial and you will be able to) go thru the tutorial.
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Re: Tips and Tricks in ISPF/TSO

Postby NicC » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:53 pm

Also, read the primary option menu. If it has not been hacked about too much for your local installation then you will usually find the tutorial as option 'T'
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Tips and Tricks in ISPF/TSO

Postby Pedro » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:29 pm

I think these are useful:

1. the COMPARE command that can be used within EDIT or VIEW
2. you can set a PF key to NRETRIEV. For example, use in panel ISRBRO01. Put your cursor on the 'name' field - it will retrieve previously used dataset names.
3. SRCHFOR as a primary command in ispf option 3.4.
4. TSO ISRDDN command.
5. editor macros. Learn to write them.
6. make sure your emulator is configured to take advantage of 'point and shoot' fields. You double click on some part of the screen, and it does it.
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Re: Tips and Tricks in ISPF/TSO

Postby Ed Goodman » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:10 pm

I can't find "swapbar" in any of my manuals. Is that a non-IBM add on?
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Re: Tips and Tricks in ISPF/TSO

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:29 pm

might not be in Your' s manuals, certainly is in the ISPF' s manuals ;)
old but still more than enough for most of the issues discussed here
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... T#FIRSTHIT
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