BT02 - TSO/ISPF and JCL Workshop - 3 Days

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Course Description

The course is aimed at developers new to the z/OS development environment and covers the usage of TSO/ISPF and the understanding and writing of JCL. This course covers all main ISPF Options (Dataset Utilities, Editing, Browsing etc) and includes many recently added new features. The course also teaches the writing of JCL statements using the options and parameters available, and the creation of in-stream and cataloged procedures including the use of symbolic parameter substitution. All of the latest release features such as SMS, JCLLIB, SET statement and If/Then/Else/End-if Testing are included.


Pre-requisites

This course is well-suited to both experienced and trainee programmers or analyst programmers.


Objectives

Whilst covering the basics of TSO/ISPF and JCL and how it is used, this course also aims to give an insight into manipulating data and datasets, writing and testing JCL.

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Navigate ISPF screens to perform a variety of tasks
  • Use the correct options to create datasets
  • Use the correct options and commands to edit data within a dataset
  • Use the correct options to perform various utility functions
  • Understand and code a valid JCL JOB statement
  • Understand, code and execute simple JCL jobs
  • Understand, code and execute JCL using Generation Data Groups
  • Understand, code and execute JCL in-stream and catalogued procedures using symbolic variables
  • Understand, code and execute JCL dynamically overriding JCL parameters
  • Understand, code and execute JCL using JCLLIB, INCLUDE and SET Statements

Environment

Development will be performed using:

  • IBM Mainframe

Customisation

For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

On-site course enquiry (from £165 pp per day)

Course Details

INTRODUCTION TO TSO / ISPF
Introduction To Program Development
TSO
Interactive System Productivity Facility - ISPF

LOGGING ON / OFF
Logging On
Logging Off - Option X
Log and List Datasets

ISPF NAVIGATION & COMMANDS
ISPF Main Menu
Command & Option Line
Fastpath
ISPF Primary Commands
Help
Split
Split New
Swap Next/Prev/n
Swap List
Swapbar
End
Return
Rfind
Rchange
Up
Down
Right
Left
Retrieve
Nretriev
Settings
Userid
Sysname
Sarea
Keys
Programmable Function Keys
Autotype

STORAGE OF DATA
Data Storage
Disk Drive
Tapes
Cartridges
Datasets
Sequential Dataset
Partitioned Dataset (PDS) - Libraries
Other Dataset Types
Storage Management Subsystem

DATASET PROCESSING
Dataset Allocation ISPF Option 3.2
Dataset Allocation Parameters
Dataset Name Entry
Member Name Entry
No Member Name Entry
Partial Member Name Entry
Multi-Part Dataset Names
Member Lists
Locate Command
Sort Command
Filter Command
Dataset Browse/View ISPF Option 1
View A Dataset
Changing the Encoding Scheme
Dataset Edit ISPF Option 2

EDITING A DATASET
Editing a Dataset Line Commands
Insert
Repeat
Delete
Copy
Move
After and Before
Overlay
Multiple Targets for MOVE / COPY Operations
Exclude
Shift Data
Lower and Upper Case
Text Commands
Cols
Mask
Bnd
Hex
Editing a Dataset Primary Commands
Find
Change
Exclude
Flip
Del
Sort
Copy
Move
Create
Replace
Cut and Paste
Profile
Number On/Off
Unnum
Bnds
Autosave On/Off
Reset
Cancel
Max
Submit
Hex On/Off
Hilite
Recovery On
Undo
Caps On/Off
Nulls On/Off
Renum
Tabs
Compare
Display
Model
Editing / Browsing a Dataset - Scroll Commands
Edit Labels and Line Ranges
File-AID

LIBRARY OPTION 3.1
Library Utility
Member List
Compress
Index Listing
Print Dataset or Member
Dataset Information
Edit Member

VSAM UTILITIES OPTION 3.2V
VSAM Utilities
VSAM File - Define
GDG Display Information

MOVE & COPY OPTION 3.3
Move/Copy Data

DATASET LIST OPTION 3.4
Dataset List
Dataset List Options
Recent New Features
VTOC Information
Dataset Views
Referral Lists

COMPARE OPTION 3.12/13
Dataset Comparison

SEARCH OPTION 3.14/15
Dataset Search

MISC
TSO Commands
List Dataset - Listalc
List User - LU

FILE MANAGER
File Manager Overview
Browsing and Editing Data
Copybook Templates

INTRODUCTION TO JCL
Job Control Language
Job Control Language Terminology
JCL Statements

JOB STATEMENT
Job Statement
Job Operands
Job Account / Accounting Information
Programmer Name
Class
Msgclass
Msglevel
Notify
Typrun
Perform
Prty
Region
Time
Bytes And Lines
Cards
Pages
User
Group
Password
Restart

EXEC STATEMENT
Exec Statement
Exec Operands
PGM & Proc
Parm
Time & Region
Acct
Cond
If / Else Condition Code Testing

DD STATEMENT
DD Statement
DD Operands
DDNames
Dsname or Dsn
Reserved DDNames
Disp
Space
DCB
Lrecl, Recfm and BLKSIZE
Volume
Label
Unit
Expdt
Retpd
Temporary Datasets
Refer Back
JCL Modifications When Using SMS
SMS Parameter
Dataclas
Mgmtclas
Storclas
Avgrec
Dsntype

OTHER JCL STATEMENTS
Statement Continuation
Comments
Delimiter
The NULL Statement
Dataset Concatenation

SPECIAL DD NAMES
Sysin DD Name
Sysout DD Name
Joblib/Steplib
Sysudump, Sysabend, Sysabout and Sysdbout
Sysmdump

SPECIAL DATASETS
In-Stream Dataset / Delimiters
Data Dataset Name
Print and Punch Datasets - Sysout
Sysout Dataset
Copies
Dest
Fcb
Hold
Outlim
Output
DUMMY Dataset
Nullfile Dataset

GENERATION DATA GROUPS
GDG Overview
GDG Base Entries - Create
GDG Base Entries - Delete
Referring To GDGS
Model DSCB

PROCEDURES AND INCLUDES
Procedures
In-Stream Procedures
Cataloged Procedures
Locating Cataloged Procedures - Jcllib Statement
Dynamically Modifying Procedures - Overriding
Symbolic Variables
Sysuid Variable
Include Statement
Set Statement

JES STATEMENTS
Jes2 Commands
Jes3 Commands
Jes Statements in JCL
Jobparm Statement
QUEUE Keyword
AFTER Keyword
CARDS Keyword
Lines Keyword
TAPES Keyword
OUTPUT Statement
ROUTE Statement
Message Statement
Priority Statement

IEBGENER
Purpose
IEBGENER Copy
IEBGENER JCL Statements
IEBGENER Control Statements
Generate
Changing The Blocksize Of A Dataset
Creating Different PDS Members From One Source
Reformatting Records

IEFBR14
IEFBR14

SORT
Purpose
Sort
Merge
Copy
Sort JCL Statements
Sort Work Files
Allocating Sort Work Files
Improving Sort Performance
Sort Control Statements Format
Sort Control Statements
Altseq
Debug
End
Include/Omit
Inrec/Outrec
Merge
Mods
Option
Record
Sort
Sum
Sorting Files

SDSF
SDSF
Console Messages
Jes Job Statistics
JCL Listing
Allocation/Termination Messages
SDSF Access
Primary Menu
Input Queue
Active Jobs
Held Output Queue
Output Queue
Status
Job Selection
Job Filtering
Pre Command
Owner Command

SYSTEM ABEND CODES


Course Format

Practical sessions make up a large part of the course, allowing delegates to demonstrate and reinforce the lectures given. During these sessions the delegate will gain experience of navigating around ISPF, creating and editing datasets, writing and testing JCL statement using the options and parameters available, and the creation of in-stream and cataloged procedures including the use of symbolic parameter substitution. All of the latest release features such as SMS and If/Then/Else testing are also included.

Examples are used extensively, ranging from simple code snippets to full applications with complete 'real world' functionality. These are supplied at the start of the course and it is encouraged that the delegates execute and 'experiment' with these under the instructor's guidance as they are introduced.

These examples are available to take away, along with the delegate's own work.

The comprehensive Student Guide supplied is fully indexed serving as a useful reference tool long after the course has finished. Delegates will also be able to access a free help-line with technical questions relating to topics covered on the course.


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