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z/OS Menu

Postby hakghen » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:57 pm

I was wondering, where can I code the layout of the z/OS main menu (where you select which product to log on into, like, TSO, CICS, etc) and where can I code the ISPF menu?

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Re: z/OS Menu


Re: z/OS Menu

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:34 pm


I am not aware of a "z/OS Main Menu". . . Often there is a VTAM selection screen . . .?

If this is what you are asking about, i'd suggest talking with your vtam support people.

The ispf menu is already coded - you simply use it.
Hope this helps,
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Re: z/OS Menu

Postby steve-myers » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:12 am

As for a z/OS "main menu", there are really two possibilities: the VTAM menu previously mentioned, or a selection menu provided by a session manager program. The VTAM menu must be updated by VTAM support people; you may (depending on the session manger program) be able to influence the session manger selection screen yourself. I used the CA session manager for many years, and it allowed you to update the selection screen, though it was not all that easy.

You can alter the ISPF PRIMARY OPTIONS menu yourself. It's member ISR@PRIM in one the data sets in the ISPPLIB concatenation. What you do is allocate your own PDS, copy the standard system ISR@PRIM member to your PDS, update it as you please (that's the tricky part, ISPF is not the most friendly environment at times), insert your data set into the ISPPLIB concatenation while your TSO session is in the READY prompt, and start ISPF like you normally start it.
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