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MAINFRAME ZOS V1R8 UPGRADE
(effective June 4, 2007)

New Features and Functions for IOF and SAR

New IOF Features

To read release notes on new features enter ? at command line on Main IOF Menu (=I.).  Some changes   with this version are:

  • Main Menu now displays only functions that you are allowed to access

  • Option Menu Commands accepted on all IOF panels
For example, enter r from the output panel and you will navigate to the running jobs panel.  You no longer need to enter the jump command (=i.r) or /
  •  FIND enhancements available on list panels

    Syntax:

    FIND  string  FIRST/LAST/NEXT/PREVIOUS               

                       FIELD(field-name)  SECTION(section-name) 

    The FIRST, LAST, NEXT, and PREVIOUS keywords have been added.

    FIELD and SECTION are seldom used, so they have been made optional keyword parms rather than positional parms.

    Use HELP to determine section names.

    To display the name and usage of a field, enter FIELD at the command line and right-click (with your mouse) on any field/column heading. A pop-up window will display the field name and where it can be used.

  • Sort enhancements available on list panels

    The SORT field has been removed from the IOF Option Menu. The new SORT features include:
  1.     Multiple fields are now accepted on SORT command
  2.     Sorts are saved in the user's profile
  3.     Sort by selecting field/column with cursor
  4.     Select sort fields from a menu
  5.     Current sort fields are now displayed on HELP panels
  6.     Sort without saving in profile (SORTTEMP)

To obtain a short list of SORT options from a list panel, type SORT at the command line and press <ENTER>. You can also access the SORT HELP from this menu by entering SORT at the command line and pressing PF1.

To display the name and usage of a field, enter FIELD at the command line and right-click (with your mouse) on any field/column heading.  A pop-up window will display the field name and where it can be used. 

New Sysout Archival Retrieval (SAR) Features

  • Navigating to select a job

    Upon navigating to the Sysout Selection List the cursor is positioned at the command line at the top of the screen.  To navigate directly to the SEL column (skipping over the new Filtering Data line) use the following key sequence: CTRL <ENTER>  <ENTER>
     
     
  • Filtering Data  (from Sysout Selection List)

    Filtering data may be entered on the line directly following the column headings to refine or restrict the amount of data displayed on the Sysout Selection List.  The selection list columns have been designated as character or number fields, and the filtering data varies slightly based on this designation.

    By default, the filtering fields will be set to "*" except for Sysout identifier, archive date, generation, location, and exceptional condition, which will be filled with data entered on the Primary Selection menu.

    When the filtering fields are changed, the Sysout Selection List will be redisplayed with entries that match the specification.  If filtering data is specified for multiple fields, only entries matching all the filtering criteria will be displayed. Note: line select commands will be discarded when new filtering data is entered.

    For example: Entering a Time filter of 10:* and Sysout ID AD*  returns all selections that begin with “AD” and have a time of “10:”.  Using filter combinations allows you to obtain  the exact selection to the specifics you are looking for. 

Note 1:    An asterisk (*) is treated as a wild card and will be the default criteria for most fields.  For some columns, removing the asterisk will cause the Filter Field to display blanks for that column.  For example, for the Xcode field (return code), a blank is a valid displayed Xcode; removing the asterisk in the Xcode filter field will return all selections showing blank Xcode.

Note 2:    Adding a Filter to your selection list may return no selections that match that filter. When this occurs, the message "No sysout selected" displays in the upper right corner of the screen and only the Filter Field column will display.

Press the  PF1 HELP  key from the Sysout Selection List panel within SAR for a complete list of all available column names and filter types (numeric/alpha); many filter examples are also provided.

  • Sort Features/Options (from Sysout Selection List)
    The selection list can now be sorted from the command line.  Up to two fields may be used.  The syntax is:

    SORT field1 field2

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