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To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby johndavis » Sat May 07, 2011 10:57 am

Hi !

I am in the ISPF main menu. I am typing =3.4 and browsing the data sets. I want to get back to the ISPF main menu without pressing the function key F3 twice. Is there any command or option to do this ?

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Re: To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby NicC » Sat May 07, 2011 10:59 am

F4.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby johndavis » Sat May 07, 2011 11:09 am

Hi NiCc !

Thanks for the reply. If I am pressing the function key F4 - it does nothing. What might be the possible reason for this ?
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Re: To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Sat May 07, 2011 12:26 pm

depending On Your pfkeys customization it might be PF16
or any pfk to which is assigned the >command> RETURN
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Re: To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby prino » Sat May 07, 2011 2:00 pm

johndavis wrote:I am in the ISPF main menu. I am typing =3.4 and browsing the data sets. I want to get back to the ISPF main menu without pressing the function key F3 twice. Is there any command or option to do this ?


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Re: To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby johndavis » Sat May 07, 2011 6:21 pm

Hi !

Thanks for all your replies. I tried with all the options and it does nothing. I have to return to the main ISPF panel by pressing the function key twice ( For eg - if i am in 3.4).
I am in training and might be using a mainframe simulator.

Does using a Mainframe Simulator matters in using F4 or other options that you guys mentioned ?

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Re: To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Sun May 08, 2011 12:24 am

before replying I always test and my reply was correct

use the KEYS command to find out the PFK assignments
check if the PF4 is NOP and overtype the NOP with RETURN

or assign the RETUN command to any pfk of Your choice
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Re: To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby johndavis » Mon May 09, 2011 6:46 am

Hi !

The PF keys assignments are shown as a default in some of the panel screen ( For example typing SDSF, I can see the PF key assignments in the bottom of the screen ).
It shows PF4= Return. But the function key F4 is not taking me to the main ISPF panel and I have to press F3 twice.

When I type the command "KEYS" in the main ISPF Panel Menu, it says "Invalid Option".

When I typed 0 and went into the settings panel where normally PF KEY assignments options are found but there are no options as such. But when I tried typing "KEYS" here, it says "Authorization Failure".

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Re: To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Mon May 09, 2011 11:32 am

tested again to avoid any misunderstaning

FROM THE PRIMARY OPTION MENU

Menu  Utilities  Compilers  Options  Status  Help
——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
ISPF Primary Option Menu        Keylist not altered
Option ===> keys

0  Settings      Terminal and user parameters            User ID . : ENRICO
1  View          Display source data or listings         Time. . . : 06:47
2  Edit          Create or change source data            Terminal. : 3278
3  Utilities     Perform utility functions               Screen. . : 1
4  Foreground    Interactive language processing         Language. : ENGLISH
5  Batch         Submit job for language processing      Appl ID . : ISR
6  Command       Enter TSO or Workstation commands       TSO logon : $$ISPF1
7  Dialog Test   Perform dialog testing                  TSO prefix:
9  IBM Products  IBM program development products        System ID : SYSA
10 SCLM          SW Configuration Library Manager        MVS acct. : ACCT#
11 Workplace     ISPF Object/Action Workplace            Release . : ISPF 6.0
12 z/OS System   z/OS system programmer applications
13 z/OS User     z/OS user applications

Enter X to Terminate using log/list defaults


|—————————————————————————————— Keylist Utility ——————————————————————————————|
|   File                                                                      |
| ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————  |
| PRIVATE                 ISR Keylist ISRSAB Change         Row 1 to 12 of 24 |
| Command ===>                                             Scroll ===> PAGE   |
|                                                                             |
| Make changes and then select File action bar.                               |
|                                                                             |
| Keylist Help Panel Name . . . ISRSABH                                       |
|                                                                             |
| Key       Definition                                 Format  Label          |
| F1 . . .  HELP                                       SHORT   Help           |
| F2 . . .  SPLIT                                      LONG    Split          |
| F3 . . .  EXIT                                       SHORT   Exit           |
| F4 . . .                                                                    |
| F5 . . .                                                                    |
| F6 . . .                                                                    |
| F7 . . .  BACKWARD                                   LONG    Backward       |
| F8 . . .  FORWARD                                    LONG    Forward        |
| F9 . . .  SWAP                                       LONG    Swap           |
| F10  . .  ACTIONS                                    SHORT   Actions        |
| F11  . .                                                                    |
| F12  . .  CANCEL                                     SHORT   Cancel         |
|—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|

|—————————————————————————————— Keylist Utility ——————————————————————————————|
|   File                                                                      |
| ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————  |
| PRIVATE                 ISR Keylist ISRSAB Change        Row 13 to 24 of 24 |
| Command ===>                                             Scroll ===> PAGE   |
|                                                                             |
| Make changes and then select File action bar.                               |
|                                                                             |
| Keylist Help Panel Name . . . ISRSABH                                       |
|                                                                             |
| Key       Definition                                 Format  Label          |
| F13  . .  HELP                                       SHORT   Help           |
| F14  . .  SPLIT                                      LONG    Split          |
| F15  . .  END                                        SHORT   End            |
| F16  . .  RETURN                                     SHORT   Return         |
| F17  . .  RFIND                                      SHORT   Rfind          |
| F18  . .  RCHANGE                                    SHORT   Rchange        |
| F19  . .  UP                                         LONG    Up             |
| F20  . .  DOWN                                       LONG    Down           |
| F21  . .  SWAP                                       LONG    Swap           |
| F22  . .  LEFT                                       SHORT   Left           |
| F23  . .  RIGHT                                      SHORT   Right          |
| F24  . .  CRETRIEV                                   SHORT   Cretriev       |
|—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|

hitting PF3 or PF16 You shoukld get the ISPF short message as in
Menu  Utilities  Compilers  Options  Status  Help
——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
ISPF Primary Option Menu        Keylist not altered
Option ===>

0  Settings      Terminal and user parameters            User ID . : ENRICO
1  View          Display source data or listings         Time. . . : 06:56
2  Edit          Create or change source data            Terminal. : 3278
3  Utilities     Perform utility functions               Screen. . : 1
4  Foreground    Interactive language processing         Language. : ENGLISH
5  Batch         Submit job for language processing      Appl ID . : ISR
6  Command       Enter TSO or Workstation commands       TSO logon : $$ISPF1
7  Dialog Test   Perform dialog testing                  TSO prefix:
9  IBM Products  IBM program development products        System ID : ADCD
10 SCLM          SW Configuration Library Manager        MVS acct. : ACCT#
11 Workplace     ISPF Object/Action Workplace            Release . : ISPF 6.0
12 z/OS System   z/OS system programmer applications
13 z/OS User     z/OS user applications

Enter X to Terminate using log/list defaults


tested again with the command sequence
3.4
list all the dataset with HLQ ENRICO
choose one for edit
carry on some nodifications

File  Edit  Edit_Settings  Menu  Utilities  Compilers  Test  Help
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
EDIT       ENRICO.ISPF.CLIST(IGGCSIRX) - 01.00             Columns 00001 00072
Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR
****** ***************************** Top of Data ******************************
000500 /* REXX */
001000  /********************************************************************/
001500  /*                                                                  */
002000  /*       NAME: IGGCSIRX                                             */
002500  /*DESCRIPTION: THIS REXX EXEC IS USED TO CALL THE CATALOG           */
003000  /*             SEARCH INTERFACE.                                    */
003500  /*      INPUT: FILTER KEY                                           */
004000  /*     OUTPUT: DATA SETS NAMES AND VOLUMES                          */
004062  /*                                                                  */
004124  /* CHANGE ACTIVITY:                                                 */
004186  /* $01=OW39593,HDZ11F0,990904,SJPLMET: BUMP WORK AREA TO        @01A*/
004248  /*              64,000 BYTES TO HANDLE CASES WHERE THE RETURN   @01A*/
004310  /*              DATA FOR A GDG BASE CANNOT FIT IN A WORKAREA    @01A*/
004372  /*              EVEN ON A RESUME.  THE EXAMPLE IS CHANGED TO    @01A*/
004434  /*              STOP WHEN THIS HAPPENS AND ISSUE A MESSAGE.     @01A*/
004450  /* $01=OW46614,HDZ11G0,010130,SJPLMET: CORRECT FAILURE TO       @02A*/
004466  /*             DISPLAY ALL INFO WHEN THE FILTER KEY CONTAINS A  @02A*/
004482  /*             GENERIC IN THE HLQ.                              @02A*/
004500  /*                                                                  */


from the above edit screen hit PF16
and ISPF went back to theISPF primary option menu

the process works, my suggestion is again right

nothing we can do from here because we do not have access to Your environment
we would only waste time

the system is not at fault,
try to understand better the explanations we give You
and Your system setup

anyway beware about indiscriminate use of the facility
when editing something and invoking the RETURN function
all the cahnges will be discarded without any warning
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Re: To get back to ISPF main menu without pressing F3

Postby johndavis » Tue May 10, 2011 10:11 am

Hi !

Thanks for the tremendous support. :)

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