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TSO/ISPF - Advanced - Tips & Tricks


2.5 hours


This course contains many TSO and ISPF-related tips, tricks, techniques, and best-practice items that you may find useful in your day-to-day activities. It covers several new areas of functionality associated with z/OS 2.3 and z/OS 2.4.


Computer operators and programmers/analysts that use ISPF on a day-to-day basis.


It is assumed that the student has successfully completed all previous TSO/ISPF courses in this curricula, or has equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to identify opportunities where TSO and ISPF can be used to improve access to, and modification of, data residing on their system.

Course Content

Tips and Tricks - TSO

Listing Data Sets Allocated to your Session
Displaying Allocations Using ISRDDN
Locating TSO Commands
Temporarily Allocating Data Sets to Your Session
Displaying and Changing TSO PROFILE Defaults

Tips and Tricks - ISPF

Obtaining ISPF Session Information
Identifying Member Use
Locating a Member
ISPF Command Line Extension
ISPF Edit Models
ISPF Edit Profiles
Using the PACK option
Edit Macros
Using the CUT Command
Initial Macros
Retaining Data in the Command Line
Retrieving Previously Entered Commands
Retrieving Data Set Names
Breaking Out of a Display
Using PA2 to Undo Editing
DSLIST Panel Commands
Comparing Changes During an Edit Session
SuperC and SuperCE
Using Workstation Agent to Transfer Files

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