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srinivasbathimmi

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: ISPF Panel questions
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Hi,

First time I have created an ISPF panel and it is working fine but I need clarification on below situations.

1. If I do any modifications on panel definition, it is not reflecting when I use display panel statement in rexx program, however it is reflecting only when I copy the whole panel definition to new member and modify the display panel statement to new member in rexx program.

2. My panel has 5 input variables and for example if I enter data for 3 variables and pressed F9 and again come back to ispf panel, I am expecting data entered for 3 variables should be retained but this is not happening. However data is retained for other variables except for the first variable why?

Var1: 123
Var2: 234
Var3: 345

PRESSED F9

Var1:
Var2: 234
Var3: 345
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:36 pm    Post subject:
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1. ISPF uses a buffer to display panels. This is done for performance reasons. If you want to display a modified version, you'll have to use the TEST option, which replaces the copy of the panel within this buffer. I do that using Dialog Test screen (in my menu it's 7.2).
2. I assume you don't have a primary command field. Search the Dialog Developer book for the word ZCMD.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject:
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I have faced this problem too and it was weird so I used to logoff and log back in, Thanks for the explaining the reason and workaround Ofer.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject:
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It's not a workaround - that's the way ISPF works (I got this method from the fine manual)...

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srinivasbathimmi

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply to: ISPF Panel questions
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Thank you for the response.


1. ISPF uses a buffer to display panels. This is done for performance reasons. If you want to display a modified version, you'll have to use the TEST option, which replaces the copy of the panel within this buffer. I do that using Dialog Test screen (in my menu it's 7.2).

I have my panel definition in my own PDS and when I use 7.2 option it is giving 'PANEL NOT FOUND'. Could you please let me know should I need to include my PDS some where?


2. I assume you don't have a primary command field. Search the Dialog Developer book for the word ZCMD.


Could you please let me know where can I find Dialog Developer book/Do you have any link?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject:
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this is the ISPF for z/OS Library

Based on your ISPF version, you can find all the manuals that you need.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject:
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Regarding your first question, before invoking 7.2, try 7.6 and use LIBDEF ISPPLIB.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply to: ISPF Panel questions
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Thank you.

First question resolved with 7.6/7.2 option.

Second question

I made a Search on ZCMD in Dialog Developer book and ZCMD is used as a varaible in panel definitions.
Can you please think of any other reasons could cause the below issue?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject:
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Sorry, look for CMD (uppercase) in the BODY section

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject:
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Ofer71,

You are right.
When I change my BODY section to BODY CMD(), it's working fine.

Thanks a lot.

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Srini.
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