ISPF, Interactive System Productivity Facility
Part Two - Challenge #02

Background:

You will learn how to use ISPF

Familiarity with ISPF is needed to complete challenge #02.

ISPF is used frequently throughout the contest to complete challenges.


Useful Information About ISPF and help you complete the challenge

A short video is available to explain ISPF.

Click on the following URL, then select Lecture 7 video which is less than 8 minutes.
z/OS Introduction

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Challenge:

To complete challenge #02

Lecture 7 video explains the basics of ISPF necessary to complete the following challenge.

  1. Enter your ID in the Dsname Level field on the ISPF Data Set List Utility (3.4) panel.
     All data set names that begin with your ID are displayed.
  2. Enter print on the command line once the data set names beginning with your ID are displayed.
    Physical screen printed appears in the upper right corner.
  3. Enter =x to terminate ISPF.
     Observe Specify Disposition of List Data Set panel appears.
     Observe List Data Set (Z#####.SPF#.LIST) Disposition:
     Take note of the SPF# where # will be an assigned number between 1 and 9
  4. Enter 4 in the Process Option field.
     A data set name beginning with your ID and ending with SPF#.LIST was created and kept
     where # is a number from 1 to 9.
  5. Logon to TSO ISPF environment.
  6. Enter dslist 'z#####' - remember to substitute your ID for z#####.
     Command dslist 'z#####' is an alternative method to display the Data Set List Utility panel
     and all data sets beginning with 'z#####' appear.
  7. Enter co in the command column to the left of data set name ending with SPF#.LIST
    Copy Entry Panel is displayed.
  8. Type p2.output in the Name field just below To Other Data Set Name, then tab to NEW member name field and enter #02 .
     A message stating Data set attributes are inconsistent appears.
     Ignore the message and enter to perform copy action.

Successful execution of the challenge instructions created #02 in data set name P2.OUTPUT where #02 contains a screen print of data set names beginning with your ID.

Congratulations! You are done with challenge #02 and you ready for the next challenge.

Next: Challenge #03