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The following downloads are available for SDSF on an AS-IS basis.

Description and Use Files
SDSF REXX examples and annotated command templates for use with the ISPF Model command.
  1. Follow the instructions in Download and Transfer Files to download the files and receive them on z/OS.
  2. Concatenate the panel data set to ISPPLIB and the skeleton data set to ISPSLIB. If you did not change the data set names when you received them, they are
    • Panels: hlq.HQX7760.ISPF.MODELS.ISPPLIB
    • Skeletons: hlq.HQX7760.ISPF.MODELS.ISPSLIB
    where the original hlq is ISFSAMP.
  3. Use ISPF to edit the data set (and member, for a PDS) that will contain your REXX exec. Tip: a data set name with a final qualifier of REXX or EXEC makes it easier to access the models.
  4. Type MODEL on the ISPF Edit command line, then type the a or b line command to define where the example or command is to be inserted, and press Enter.
    Use the ISPF menus to select a model. Note: If the first menu that is displayed is Menu Classes, select the option for REXX.

    If the name of your data set ends with EXEC or REXX, you can type MODEL followed by the name of the SDSF REXX command you want to insert (ISFCALLS, ISFEXEC or ISFACT).

  5. Edit the model that has been inserted. Annotations (displayed in blue and indicated by =NOTE=) will not be saved and cannot be modified.

 Skeletons (90KB)


Download and Transfer Files:
To download a file, click the link for the file.

To transfer and receive panel and skeleton files to z/OS data sets, use a process that allows you to place the files in an MVS data set with a fixed record length of 80. Then, use the TSO RECEIVE command to unpack the files into partitioned data sets. For example, follow this procedure for each file:

  1. Allocate a sequential data set on z/OS with the same name as the file, specifying a record format of FB and a record length of 80. Note that the data set name should match the name of the file after you ftp it in the next step, including any high-level qualifier added by ftp.
  2. ftp the file to z/OS as a binary file.
  3. On z/OS, issue the TSO command RECEIVE INDATASET( file-name), for example, RECEIVE INDATASET(SDSFREXX.PANELS.BIN).
  4. Respond to the RECEIVE command prompt for the data set name, either by accepting the default name or providing a new name. This results in a new partitioned data set containing the ISPF panels or skeletons.



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