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Overriding Functional keys in a panel

 
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srajendran

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Overriding Functional keys in a panel
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Hi,

Is there a way to override the function keys while displaying a panel ? Will i be able to use the PF7 and PF8 functional keys for any other function other than 'UP' n 'DOWN' ??
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Phrzby Phil

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject:
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Use the KEYS command.

Note that this is panel (or group of panels) specific - so you'll need/get to set them separately.

On most screens, within the KEYS command, F7/F8 moves you between F1-12 and F13-24, but on the SDSF screens, the enter key does that - go figure!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Overriding Functional keys in a panel
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Why would you want to, especially if the panel is to accessed by other users?
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srajendran

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Overriding Functional keys in a panel
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Hi...

My requirement actually is to display a panel(with some info) when i hit the PF8 key.... I guess the KEYS command would modify the default setup itself.

I was looking if there could be any way to override the PF8 key only for my application....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Overriding Functional keys in a panel
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I don't know if this is helpful but ...

In an ISPF dialog, you can retrieve the values for PFKey assignments from the ZPFnn variables in the PROFILE pool:

VGET (ZPF07 ZPF08) PROFILE

you can store their current values in other variables:

oldzpf07 = ZPF07
oldzpf08 = ZPF08

and update them to a different command:

ZPF07 = MYCMD
ZPF08 = END
VPUT (ZPF07 ZPF08) PROFILE
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