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joy_deep

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Shortcuts to Dataset
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some time ago, I used a mainframe utility where, in a list, I can put shortnames of the datasets. That was really helpful. I didn't have to type all the big dataset names. just type the shortname and it will take you to that dataset. I forgot the name of the utility. Can somebody please remind me of it?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:52 am    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome to the forum,

What is a "shortname" of a dataset? How are these generated?

Possibly you could post a screen showing both the long and short names of some datasets (use the Code tag for readability).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:52 am    Post subject:
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I know of no utility so it may be an in-house utility. Are you sure you are not thinking of wildcards (?*)?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:26 am    Post subject:
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dick scherrer wrote:
Hello and welcome to the forum,

What is a "shortname" of a dataset? How are these generated?

Possibly you could post a screen showing both the long and short names of some datasets (use the Code tag for readability).


Let's say, there is one dataset user1.rexx.exec. You put a shortname RX to it. Now everytime you have to access that dataset, if you just type 'epdf RX' that will take you to edit mode of that file.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:46 am    Post subject:
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Are you thinking of the ISPF Productivity Tool?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:47 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Suggest you talk with your local support people or someone senior on the project. I suspect this is something site-specific rather than IBM standard.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:53 am    Post subject:
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joy_deep wrote:
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Let's say, there is one dataset user1.rexx.exec. You put a shortname RX to it. Now everytime you have to access that dataset, if you just type 'epdf RX' that will take you to edit mode of that file.


Sounds like some sort of "synonym". Don't know how to do it in ISPF. Does it only work with epdf (if so, find docs) or also worth generally (if so, trickier).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject:
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if you just type 'epdf RX' that will take you to edit mode of that file.


Seems like a REXX exec called 'edpf' is being invoked and an alias 'RX' to the dataset is being passed.

Garry.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:14 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,
CA-EZYEDIT is such a tool in which you could save upto 80 DS names I think, hit on entries to navigate to that dataset in edit or view or browse
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject:
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FVE REXX exec - Fast View/Edit of data sets.
This REXX exec is intended to work with ISPF command
table entries to create "shortcuts" for VIEWing or
EDITing data sets or data set concatenations


CBT478

http://www.cbttape.org/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Shortcuts to Dataset
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desolated to have to correct You Peter!
FVE is in file 434, but from what I see there is quite a bit of customization to be done

furthermore what makes me guessing is that the TS talked about EPDF
and that' an ISPF <provided> thing ,
while a <official> product might well override a <system> provided facility
I seriously doubt that na in house developed tool might do the same!

I would not let it happen!

in a vanilla ISPF install EPDF is in the command table as

Code:
EPDF    ; 0;SELECT CMD(%ISREPDF &ZPARM) NEWAPPL(ISR) SUSPEND;
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:24 pm    Post subject:
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Enrico,

i lie as much as google. I found this link :

http://www.mzelden.com/mvsfiles/$$change.txt

Im devastated by the idea of providing wrong information.
Hope i didnt hurt anybody icon_eek.gif
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OK Peter, go sit on the naughty step for 30 minutes icon_lol.gif
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Expat,

i will be real naughty tonight after the friday happy hour. icon_cool.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject:
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Enjoy it tonight. Wish I could join you icon_lol.gif
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expat wrote:
Enjoy it tonight. Wish I could join you icon_lol.gif


Expat,

thank you so much. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Shortcuts to Dataset
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CBT478 December 2009

the 478 was just the reference to the CBTtape overall version

and ...
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m devastated by the idea of providing wrong information.

we don' need no devastation
...
No dark sarcasm in the class room
Teachers leave those kids alone
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:58 pm    Post subject:
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Enrico,

thanks for the explanation.

And yes thats a very nice song.
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