Moshi moshi, Kevin-des!
In this challenge we will get more familiar with IBM’s productivity facility. Does this mean we will get more productive? Well, inside a mainframe, YES! Outside the mainframe? Not so much.
Interactive System Productivity Facility, ISPF
IBM Master the Mainframe Part Two – Challenge #03
If you’re interested in viewing a video that explains the ISPF panel you can view this 8 minute video.
You can do the challenge preparation but it’s really only a quick tour of the ISPF panel. In my case, I don’t really need it anymore.
Use ISPF to copy a member of a partitioned data set to a different partitioned data set
This is a super short challenge. I like super short challenges. Let’s get on with it!
Much like challenge 2 we issue the primary command dslist PDS.DATA. Next to z#####.PDS.DATA we enter the line command ‘co /’. This command is used to copy the current selected data set.
We are then presented with a list of data sets we can copy to.
We tab to the left of the member named FUN and enter s to select it. Then the system will display a COPY ENTRY PANEL.
The only details we need to change are:
- Name: p2.output
- NEW member name: #03.
Add a slash next to Replace like-named members.
Then press enter and we should have copied the contents to our new member!
Verify the completion of Part Two – Challenge #03
Again we use the same commands as we did to verify the completion of challenge #01 in part two.
- dslist ‘z#####.p2.output’ as primary command.
- b line command next to Z#####.P2.OUTPUT
- s line command next to #03
If you failed you will see:
- If you see member name FUN instead of member name #03, then delete d member name FUN. d is a line command. This means you have got it wrong and you will need to try and copy the member again.
If you succeeded you will see: