Mainframes, MVS, zOS and Related Languages Support Forums Help & Support Forum for and by Mainframe Users 2013-07-27T20:13:39+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/feed.php?f=14 2013-07-27T20:13:39+00:00 2013-07-27T20:13:39+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=217&p=637#p637 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: REXX and PDS.]]> Statistics: Posted by BobP — Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:13 pm


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2013-07-26T12:53:02+00:00 2013-07-26T12:53:02+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=256&p=622#p622 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: We made a Century!!]]> Making Century is a history now -- We made Much More than a Double Century!

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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:53 pm


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2013-07-26T04:48:11+00:00 2013-07-26T04:48:11+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=295&p=619#p619 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • "Report This Post" is activated.]]>
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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:48 am


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2013-07-22T19:02:40+00:00 2013-07-22T19:02:40+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=255&p=553#p553 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: How to get data-set name implicitly in REXX?]]>

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:02 pm


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2013-07-22T06:15:18+00:00 2013-07-22T06:15:18+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=255&p=551#p551 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: How to get data-set name implicitly in REXX?]]>
Thank you.

Statistics: Posted by Manoj — Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:15 am


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2013-07-20T08:52:09+00:00 2013-07-20T08:52:09+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=255&p=537#p537 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: How to get data-set name implicitly in REXX?]]> Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:52 am


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2013-07-20T06:13:55+00:00 2013-07-20T06:13:55+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=255&p=536#p536 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: How to get data-set name implicitly in REXX?]]>
Code:
3 *-* ADDRESS ISREDIT
      4 *-* "ISREDIT MACRO"
        >L>   "ISREDIT MACRO"
        +++ RC(20) +++
      5 *-* "ISREDIT (MEM) = DATASET"
        >L>   "ISREDIT (MEM) = DATASET"
        +++ RC(20) +++
      6 *-* SAY MEM
        >L>   "MEM"
 MEM
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2013-07-20T06:03:11+00:00 2013-07-20T06:03:11+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=255&p=533#p533 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: How to get data-set name implicitly in REXX?]]>
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/* REXX */                     
TRACE I                         
ADDRESS ISREDIT                 
"ISREDIT MACRO"                 
"ISREDIT (MEM) = DATASET"       
SAY MEM

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:03 am


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2013-07-19T19:11:01+00:00 2013-07-19T19:11:01+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=256&p=532#p532 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: We made a Century!!]]>
Today it is 165!!!

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:11 pm


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2013-07-18T05:35:38+00:00 2013-07-18T05:35:38+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=256&p=507#p507 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • We made a Century!!]]>

We got 121 users online Yesterday, on 17 Jul 2013 at 22:54. You can check that at the bottom of Board Index. This will be shown like this: "Most users ever online was 121 on 17 Jul 2013 22:54".

That's a great achievement.

Thanks for Liking and showing the trust in to the Labor we're putting in, much appreciate that,

Thanks,

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:35 am


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2013-07-18T05:21:50+00:00 2013-07-18T05:21:50+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=255&p=506#p506 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • How to get data-set name implicitly in REXX?]]>
Code:
ADDRESS ISREDIT
"ISREDIT MACRO"
"ISREDIT(MEM) = DATASET"
SAY MEM

Statistics: Posted by Manoj — Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:21 am


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2013-07-09T12:13:04+00:00 2013-07-09T12:13:04+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=217&p=396#p396 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: REXX and PDS.]]>
The answer to your question is Yes, REXX can access a PDS.

The simplest way is if you want to read a member of the PDS, allocate the data set name with member name and let REXX handle the read as if it were sequential. If you want to write to a member of a PDS, allocate it and do the output.

If you are wanting something more complex, Google is your friend. Googling rexx pds returns over 62,000 hits and I'm sure one or more of them will provide what you are looking for.

Statistics: Posted by Robert Sample — Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:13 pm


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2013-07-09T04:59:07+00:00 2013-07-09T04:59:07+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=217&p=395#p395 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • REXX and PDS.]]>
Can we access a Partitioned data set in Rexx? I'm not sure about the Syntax - Please help.

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2013-06-17T05:48:23+00:00 2013-06-17T05:48:23+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=164&p=230#p230 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • AJAX Chat is Installed!]]> AJAX Chat is Installed! Using this you can Chat with other registered members while you're logged in -- it's Fun when you don't to post a topic however, still want to convey some message to other user. Below is a handy link to AJAX Chat corner. You can also find it on the "Menu-Bar" adjacent to FAQ.


AJAX Chat


For the Curious minds: Ajax Chat is a high performance php-based chat server software for a live chat-room or -module on every php-based site.

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:48 am


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2013-06-16T14:58:13+00:00 2013-06-16T14:58:13+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=163&p=229#p229 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Arcade Games are Installed!]]> Arcade Games are Installed! So have Fun while You Learn! :)

There are currently 25 games installed. Have a look: Here is a list of Games - click on Arcade below to get started:

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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:58 pm


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2013-06-13T06:20:07+00:00 2013-06-13T06:20:07+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=118&p=208#p208 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: Mobile View.]]>

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2013-06-08T19:58:59+00:00 2013-06-08T19:58:59+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=118&p=157#p157 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Mobile View.]]>
Please note that for members who prefer to view our site in 'mobile style' on a computer, we have an option to switch to 'Mobile View' while on computer also. You can find this option at the bottom of the index page just above the donation chest icon.

Please Note - in mobile-view, as of now, "basic blue color scheme" is the only standard theme at the moment - so you might see "green changing to blue" while in 'mobile-view' or seeing the site on a mobile.

Enjoy! :)

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:58 pm


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2013-06-05T17:07:36+00:00 2013-06-05T17:07:36+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=93&p=130#p130 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Re: Resources for REXX.]]> http://regina-rexx.sourceforge.net/
http://www.kilowattsoftware.com/tutorial/rexx/

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:07 pm


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2013-06-03T11:08:01+00:00 2013-06-03T11:08:01+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=93&p=118#p118 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • Resources for REXX.]]>
  • TSO/E Version 2 Procedures Language MVS/REXX, SC28-1883
  • VM/XA SP Interpreter: Reference, SC23-0374
  • VM/ESA Release 2 REXX/VM: Reference, SC24-5466
  • IBM VSE/ESA REXX/VSE Reference, SC33-6529, is interesting for experienced programmers, particularly those who have used a structured high-level language. They list the REXX messages and describes instructions, functions, debugging aids, and parsing.
  • Systems Application Architecture Common Programming Interface: REXX Level 2 Reference, SC24-5549, describes the SAA REXX interface.

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:08 am


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2013-05-17T04:39:40+00:00 2013-05-17T04:39:40+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=21&p=21#p21 <![CDATA[TSO, ISPF & REXX (Do you still do CLIST?!). • What is TSO & ISPF?]]>
One should understand that at its most basic, each TSO interactive session is actually just a special kind of batch job. It wouldn't even be that special were it not for the fact that this job communicates in an interactive session with a terminal - the one you're logged onto. The TSO batch job is an invocation of the program named IKJEFT01 - known as the Terminal Monitor Program (TMP). It should be noted that prior to TSO, mainframe processing consisted of batch work only. So the invention of a batch program that could monitor a connected device such as a display workstation was quite a significant development. This effectively opened up the machine room to a network of such terminals installed in various parts of the enterprise. Previously any work needing to be done on the mainframe was sent as punched cards and tapes to the central complex where system operators would load and execute the work on your behalf, returning the printout if you were fortunate and all ran well.

New users to the mainframe may not realize that ISPF is actually an application program that executes within a TSO environment - you can't have ISPF without TSO first. Prior to ISPF's development, programmers and system administrators would perform all their work from within the TSO (command-only) environment. Today ISPF is usually the default environment used by the developer and administrator communities in most z/OS installations. Often ISPF is automatically invoked as part of the TSO logon process and while TSO is still there under the covers many users never see or use this environment directly.

An analogy for new mainframe users would be the relationship between the old DOS and earlier versions of Windows. Although today DOS has been somewhat absorbed into the Windows graphical environment as an application you can run, earlier versions of Windows actually required DOS to be loaded prior to Windows installation. These Windows versions would use services provided by DOS and present the results in the Windows GUI. For comparative clarity, ISPF can be described as the mainframe equivalent of the Windows GUI, and TSO would be DOS - the command line.

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