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How to show screen number on ISPF

 
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bryan-yang

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: How to show screen number on ISPF
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I.E: When I swap to screen 5, the screen number 5 can be display on the screen.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Please clarify your request. What is "screen 5" and how did you "swap to it"?

If screen 5 is something you created, you should be able to display anything you want on it.

If you can post an example, that may help.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:31 am    Post subject:
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Dick, the OP means that he has multiple screens open in his ISPF environment, and wants to know which screen is currently in use.

I usually go (1) my JCL, (2) my REXX, (3) SDSF, and use 4 - 8 for whatever else I am workung on.

I usually type LIST and hit PF9 to see where I am.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:59 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

The command "SCRNAME ON" will do your job.

Moreover, the command "SWAP LIST" and press Enter also does the same job which is done by "LIST" and press PF9 command.

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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:31 am    Post subject:
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Hi Expat,

Thanx for the clarification - i surely read that the wrong way icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject:
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dick scherrer wrote:
Hi Expat,

Thanx for the clarification - i surely read that the wrong way icon_smile.gif


No problems for that ...

Strangely enough, I have come across countless people, and still do, who only ever use two screens in their ISPF session because they think that's the limit. When I found out about having up to 16 (usually the default is 8) different screens open in ISPF it was a great find.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:07 am    Post subject:
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Thanks for your help. Maybe ISPF can't display which screen is currently in use like as System Name(DM11) in screen.

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DM11 TST1FNS.FNETCOM.LIBRYMIS Row 00002 of 00002
Command ===> Scroll ===> PAGE
Name Prompt Size Created Changed ID
. FACDMAST
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

In ISPF, as suggested, SCRNAME ON command works.
If you have five screens open, as per your requirement, you can name them as:
Code:
SCRNAME #1

You can not give only numeric values, so
Code:
SCRNAME 1
will not work, this is not allowed in ISPF. SCReenNAMEs should be alphanumeric, first letter may be a letter from alphabet or a national character. After you've given name to screen, use the command
Code:
SCRNAME ON

name of that scrren will be shown on left hand upper corner of ISPF screen.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject:
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One more way to know which screen we are in is to associate the function keys to the different panels, eg. key in KEYS and change for command for PF1 to TSO S;ST , when you press PF1 it will open S;ST for you. offcourse you have use the unused PF keys otherwise you may get confused with their functionality.
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