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MVS and ISPF utilities

Intended for

Application- and system programmers, job schedulers and operators.

Background

Following courses (or equivalent knowledge): MVS and z/OS overview, JCL and ISPF/PDF basics

Training method

Lecturing. About half of the time is spent on practical exercises.

Course leader

Guido Indesteege.

Duration

1 day.

Schedule

No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested ? Please contact ABIS.

Objectives

In this course:

  • participants learn the practical possibilities of the (batch) MVS utilities and the corresponding (on-line) ISPF utilities;
  • they learn to understand the different steps in the application development process, from program to load module;
  • several much used MVS utilities are explained.

Main topics

  • PDF utilities:

dataset manipulation • dataset lists • compare • search for • ...

  • ISPF Workplace:

object-action interface

  • MVS utilities:

dataset utilities: IEBGENER • IEBCOPY • IEBUPDTE • IEBPTPCH • IEBCOMPR

system utilities: IEH

  • Language utilities for ASM • COBOL • PL/I • FORTRAN • ...
  • Linkage editor/Binder

load module creation and layout • attributes • module map and cross reference listing • control statements

  • Sorting:

DFSORT • SYNCSORT

  • Other:

IEFBR14 • IKJEFT01 • IRXJCL • IDCAMS • ...