Auto compeletion in Edit Entry Panel



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Auto compeletion in Edit Entry Panel

Postby Mehdi shri » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:31 pm

Dear friends
It is borring for me to type a long DSN's name in front of :
Other Partitioned, Sequential or VSAM Data Set:   
   Data Set Name . . . _________________________________________
   Volume Serial . . . ______   (If not cataloged)


Is there any way that I only use a part of DSN's name then ISPF complete it? Which way you suggest?
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Re: Auto compeletion in Edit Entry Panel

Postby Pedro » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:45 pm

Use ISPF 3.4 instead. Put your partial name to get the list, then type E to edit.

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Use DEFINE ALIAS to create the short name and associate it with the longer name.

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Set one of your PF keys to NRETRIEV. Use it to retrieve the name from the last time you used it. Modify the retrieved name as needed.
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Re: Auto compeletion in Edit Entry Panel

Postby Pedro » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:24 pm

The ISPF User's Guide vol 1, describes AUTOTYPE. Set your PF key, perhaps PF4, to AUTOTYPE. Then type a few characters in the 'Other dataset name' field and press F4. It completes the name. If it is not the right name, press F4 again and the next name is retrieved.

This feature is new to me! But I like it and may implement it into my own panels.
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