ISPF: z/OS Basic Interfaces

Module 3: z/OS Files

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ISPF: z/OS Basic Interfaces

Preface 
Trademarks - All brand names and product names used in this course are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade names of their respective holders. 

Audience ± This is an introductory course for new users of the z/OS operating system. 

Prerequisites ± The student should have a basic understanding of computer systems.

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ISPF: z/OS Basic Interfaces Unit 1 Primary Functions  This module covers the two types of data sets on which you will be operating: sequential and partitioned.  The Elements of ISPF 3 © 2006 IBM Corporation . How each one is arranged and the naming scheme used will also be discussed.

you should be able to: Upon Objectives ± Describe the nature of sequential and partitioned data sets ± Explain how data sets and members are named ± View and browse data sets ± Utilize the LOCATE and FIND commands 4 © 2006 IBM Corporation .ISPF: z/OS Basic Interfaces Unit 1 completing this unit.

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bottom.ISPF: z/OS Basic Interfaces  Scrolling functions let you specify both the direction and amount you move as you peruse Functions Primarythe data. The default value is HALF.  You may specify the amount of the scroll by entering a value in the SCROLL field at the lower right hand side. bottom.  HALF  PAGE  N  MAX  CSR  DATA Move the screen window half a page (11 lines or 40 columns). Move the screen window one line or column less than a full page 21 © 2006 IBM Corporation . left. Move the screen window so data at the current cursor position ends up at the top. Move the screen window to top. This means that when you press any of the function keys mentioned above. the window moves a half page in the direction desired. Move the screen window one page (22 lines or 80 lines). PF10 and PF11 move it left and right. or right of the screen. Possible values are shown below. or right margin. Move the screen window n lines or columns. left. PF7 and PF8 move the window up and down respectively.

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 You can use the LOCATE command to locate a certain line number.ISPF: z/OS Basic Interfaces In this unit. or use the FIND command to search for a string. you learned:  z/OS lets you maintain two types of data sets under TSO: sequential and partitioned. A PDS is also called a library. 29 © 2006 IBM Corporation . the records of a file can be retrieved only in the same order they were written. z/OS data sets.  You may view or browse a sequential data set or a member of a partitioned data set through the View Entry panel of ISPF.  A partitioned data set (PDS) consists of a directory and one or more members.  In a sequential data set.

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