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ISPF/PDF: efficient use

Objectives

During this course particpants learn:

  • to use ISPF/PDF efficiently, as well as navigating between different screens and using the correct options;
  • to manage the ISPF environment in practice;
  • the extensive possibilities of the editor;
  • to make use of the basic-utilities and commands.

Main topics

  • Overview of TSO and ISPF:

logon procedure • TSO and ISPF dataset naming

  • ISPF user customization:

definition and utilisation of the PF keys and labels • log and list dataset • key lists • navigation possibilities

  • Edit advanced topics:

concatenation of libraries • defined find commands: picture strings, use of labels • use of exclude commands • text entry, text split and text flow • recursive edition • tabulations • sort • edit profile: line numbers, autosave, recovery, masks... • highlighting • compare

  • Utilities for dataset manipulation:

allocate, library utility, dataset list, compare and search-for utility

  • Some frequently used TSO and ISPF commands:

HELP, ALLOCATE, FREE, LISTALC, TRANSMIT/RECEIVE

 

Intended for

Each participant who is going to use ISPF/PDF: programmers, analysts, job schedulers, system programmers and users.

Background

Some general knowledge on the ISPF editor is necessary (see course ISPF/PDF basics). You can test yourself to see if you have enough background by printing and filling in the self-test (PDF file - 26 KB).

Training method

This is a mainly practical course: most of the time is spent on practical exercises.

Course leader

an ABIS instructor.

Duration

1 day.

Schedule

You can enrol by clicking on a date
datedur.lang.  location  price
29 Aug1ELeuven  (BE)475 EUR  (excl. VAT) 
21 Nov1NWoerden  (NL)475 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 

Global score

   
4.0/5 (based on 133 evaluations)