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amitjain231

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:35 pm    Post subject: No Connection Error: Enter WSCON from any Command Line
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I got a nagging message in TSO 'No Connection' when I try to open a member in view mode and the dataset doesnt open too.
Pressing F1 displays the following message:

This action requires a connection with the workstation to be established. A
workstation connection can be established from ISPF Settings panel or enter
WSCON from any command line.


Can anyone help me how to get rid of this problem?
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priya

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:38 pm    Post subject:
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I hope you are using the Work Station Agents to connect to mainframe server.

WSCON means Work Station CONnect.

On any ISPF command line type WSCON to reconnect.
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Whisky

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:54 pm    Post subject: Same problem
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Hi,

I got exactly the same prob when trying to edit a dataset (I didnt tried before, I just begin to work here icon_smile.gif ) => No connection, and the help says:
This action requires a connection with the workstation to be established. A
workstation connection can be established from ISPF Settings panel or enter
WSCON from any command line.

This is a new library I have created and copied a dataset in. I can browse it without prob but not edit it. My collegua is able to edit it with his own login.
We compared our WSCON settings and they are exactly the same.
We connect to the mainframe via an HoD emulation window.

Any help would be apprecied icon_cool.gif

Cheers,

Thomas.
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priyanka.agrawal02

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply to: No Connection Error: Enter WSCON from any Command
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Hi

I am getting this message "No Connection" whenevr I am trying to
edit any memeber .
I typed "WSCON" in ISPF but how to know the IP adderess to where the connection needs to establish.

Any pointers towards it will be highly appreciated.

Thanx A Lot
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UmeySan

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject:
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Hi !

One of ISPF's "best kept secrets" is the Work Station Agent, or WSA for short. It's an executable file that's downloaded from the mainframe and installed on a PC. Once the WSA has been installed, a "connection" between the mainframe and PC allows any of the following to occur:

- ISPF can be executed in "GUI" mode
- Workstation files can be edited on the mainframe (or vice versa)
- Files can easily be transferred between the mainframe and PC


Establishing a Workstation Connection

After performing a one-time installation of the Work Station Agent, there are various ways to establish a workstation connection. For example:


If you don't already know the IP address of your PC, enter IPCONFIG at a DOS prompt.

Launch the 3270-host session (if not already active) and launch WSA.EXE (if not already active). Note that these can be launched in any order.

On any ISPF command line type WSCON (Work Station CONnect).

On the "Initiate Workstation Connection" panel, enter the Workstation Connection field as "2" (Without GUI Display), enter the "GUI Network Protocol" field as "1" (TCP/IP), and just below the words "TCP/IP Address" enter the IP address of your PC.

After pressing ENTER, a window with "Connection" in the title should open on your desktop. If you don't see the window open, look for it behind one of the other active windows, or you may see an icon flashing on the tool bar. Once you find it click "Yes" to "Accept connection". If you don't see the window, refer to the "troubleshooting" section.

After accepting the connection you'll see a short message in the top right corner of the ISPF session that says "Connected".

When you no longer need the workstation connection, type WSDISCON on any ISPF command line or simply exit the ISPF session.

And last but not least: Why is it so difficult to contact the Support-Team or the Sysprog-Team in your shop. They would help you right away, i think.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply to: No Connection Error: Enter WSCON from any Command
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Thanx A Lot icon_smile.gif
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prateek_rastogi

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:58 am    Post subject:
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HI All,

Though this is an old post but still replying to this as I also faced this
problem recently.I went through the posts and did exactly the same.but to my surprise i found that WSCON panel doesn't have any IP assigned to it.Then also we could edit the members in the pds before.. I tried giving my IP in IP address section but it could not connect. So I found one thing . Go to =2 option in mainframe and there is a setting Edit on Workstation. UN check this and then you will be able to work again.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject:
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I recently wrote a tiny REXX to connect me to WSA. I automatically execute this REXX as part of my LOGON emulation macro.

The REXX is:
Code:
/*-------------------------------- REXX --------------------------------
 * PROGRAM   : MYCON                                                   
 * FUNCTION  :                                                         
 * AUTHOR    : OFER                                                     
 * DATE      : 11/02/10                                                 
 * HOW TO USE:                                                         
 *           :                                                         
 *--------------------------------------------------------------------*/
                                                                       
ADDRESS ISPEXEC "CONTROL ERRORS RETURN"                                 
ADDRESS ISPEXEC "VGET ZWSCON  SHARED"                                   
IF ZWSCON \= '' THEN DO                                                 
  SAY "Already connected. Terminating"                                 
  EXIT 4                                                               
END                                                                     
                                                                       
ADDRESS ISPEXEC "VGET ZIPADDR SHARED"                                   
IF RC \= 0 | ZIPADDR = '' THEN DO                                       
  SAY "Can't determine IP Address with ZIPADDR."                       
  SAY "Terminating."                                                   
  EXIT 8                                                               
END                                                                     
                                                                       
ADDRESS ISPEXEC "WSCON IP(ZIPADDR) NOGUIDSP"                           
IF RC \= 0 THEN DO                                                     
  SAY 'WSCON ended with RC='RC                                         
  SAY ZERRSM                                                           
  SAY ZERRLM                                                           
END                                                                     
                                                                       
EXIT                                                                   
                                                                       


Now, my PCOMM logon script is something like -
Enter TSO
Provide User & password
Run the WSA executable on my PC
Execute this REXX

O.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject:
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ofer71 wrote:
I recently wrote a tiny REXX to connect me to WSA. I automatically execute this REXX as part of my LOGON emulation macro.

The REXX is:
Code:

no need to repeat


Now, my PCOMM logon script is something like -
Enter TSO
Provide User & password
Run the WSA executable on my PC
Execute this REXX


Which is of course only possible if your IP address is static - I wish IBM would have had the foresight to allow a symbolic address, which would allow the use of services like DynDNS...
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don.leahy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject:
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IBM recently added a dialog variable ZIPADDR that is supposed to contain your workstation's IP address. However, I have never gotten it to work because our shop uses a session manager product.

The best that I've been able to do is use my workstation name (which never changes) in lieu of an IP address. That may not work in all shops.
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