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Description of the ISPF Primary Option Menu

The ISPF Primary Option Menu consists of 10 options. Option 0, which was previously referred to as ISPF Parms, is now referred to as Settings, and options on the ISPF Primary Option Menu remain the same. Their functionality also remains the same. Below is a brief description of each option.

0 Settings. Used to display and change selected ISPF parameters, such as terminal characteristics and function keys, at any time during the ISPF session. This option can also be accessed from the Action Bar.

1 View. Allows you to view or browse source data and lists stored in ISPF libraries or other partitioned or single-volume or multi-volume sequential data sets. Use View or Browse to look at large data sets, such as compiler lists. You can scroll the data up, down, left, or right. If you are using Browse, a FIND command, entered on the command line, allows you to search the data and find a character string. If you are using View, you can use all the commands and macros available to you in the Edit function.

2 Edit. Used to create, display, and change source data, such as program code and documentation, using the ISPF full screen editor. You can scroll the data up, down, left, or right. You can change the data by using Edit line commands, which are entered on the command line.

3 Utilities. Used to perform library and dataset maintenance tasks, such as moving or copying library or dataset members, displaying or printing dataset names and volume table of contents (VTOC) information, comparing datasets, and searching for strings of data.

6 Command. (For NFC Use Only). Used to enter TSO commands, CLIST, or REXX EXECs on the Command line of any panel and in the Line Command field on dataset list displayed; however, its general use is not supported by NFC.

C Changes. (For NFC Use Only). Provides a summary of changes; however, its general use is not supported by NFC.

I INFO/MGMT. (For NFC Use Only). Provides an organized framework to manage data processing problems and changes and to maintain inventories and configurations; however, its general use is not supported by NFC.

P PCMAN (For NFC Use Only). Used to control and track changes to application software.

S SDSF (System Display and Search Facility). Used to view and print output data from remote terminals.

T TUTORIAL. Provides help and other information about ISPF.

Instructions follow for using the system options that are supported by NFC.

See Also

ISPF Primary Option Menu

Description of the Action Bar Menu Options