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No format table error in ispf.

 
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muthurajan.b

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: No format table error in ispf.
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hi All,

I am getting no format table error when attempting to view a dataset or a ps. Due to this error i am not able to even view any of the datasets please help me.
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DSLIST            SGMCXS0.TSOUR.IW.UTILITY                     [b]No format table [/b]Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR 
           Name     Prompt       Size   Created          Changed          ID   
E         FORECAST                 94  2008/10/28  2008/10/28 16:50:52  SGMCXS0
_________ GC01IWGQ                 18  2009/07/01  2009/07/01 18:34:54  SGMCXS0
_________ GC01IWPD                 87  2009/10/30  2009/10/30 16:51:36  SGMCXS0
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject:
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Stick a / in the prompt field and then see what happens
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DSLIST            SGMCXS0.TSOUR.IW.UTILITY                     [b]No format table [/b]Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR 
           Name     Prompt       Size   Created          Changed          ID   
E         FORECAST    /            94  2008/10/28  2008/10/28 16:50:52  SGMCXS0
_________ GC01IWGQ                 18  2009/07/01  2009/07/01 18:34:54  SGMCXS0
_________ GC01IWPD                 87  2009/10/30  2009/10/30 16:51:36  SGMCXS0
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply to: No format table error in ispf.
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Use MSGID ON command in the ISPF command line.

Then, when you get your "No format table" short message, you need to press F1 to get the longer message. It will have a message number because of MSGID ON. Use IBM's LOOKAT webpage to see the message description.
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muthurajan.b

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks expat!!! icon_biggrin.gif the option / in prompt invoked the view entry panel and i had emptied the invalid fields. Now it is working icon_razz.gif
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