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jerryte

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Wish list to IBM
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Do you wish for something that IBM would do to improve one of their products? Feel free to add to this post.

I will start with one (for now).

On the dataset list utility (ispf option 3.4) I wish it would colour code the datasets based on its DSORG or type. There would be a different colour for sequential, pds, vsam, alias, gdg, etc.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply to: IBM wish list
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SHARE is AFAIK the only organization which might make IBM satisfy some wishes.
most probably because at SHARE the wish list goest thru strict scrutiny and voting.
and quite often even the SHARE wishes/requests will not result in any grant

so just posting wishes here will at the end result just on unproductive whining

topic might be locked later to prevent further waste of resources
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: IBM wish list
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enrico-sorichetti wrote:
SHARE is AFAIK the only organization which might make IBM satisfy some wishes.
most probably because at SHARE the wish list goes thru strict scrutiny and voting.
and quite often even the SHARE wishes/requests will not result in any grant

so just posting wishes here will at the end result just on unproductive whining

Don't lock this, there may be quite a few people on this list who do have good ideas, but don't have access to SHARE. By venting those ideas here, those with access to SHARE may be able to take them to that organization, should they consider them useful.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject:
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I wish for RECOVERY ON option to be default instead of RECOVERY OFF while editing datasets.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply to: IBM wish list
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IBM already took care of that a loong time ago...

here what the relevant ISPF configuration parameters looks like
Code:
 000001 /* ISPF Configuration table definition.  Generated by REXX ISPCMOD    */
 000002 /*   Created 08:40:02 on 29 Jun 2011                                  */
 000003 /*   by user ENRICO.                                                  */
 000004 /*   Defaults were included as comments.                              */
 000005 /*                                                                    */
 - - -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 13 Line(s) not Displayed
 000019 EDIT_RECOVERY_BLOCK_SIZE                    = 27998                     
 000020 EDIT_RECOVERY_PRIMARY_QUANTITY              = 30                       
 000021 EDIT_RECOVERY_SECONDARY_QUANTITY            = 30                       
 - - -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  2 Line(s) not Displayed
 000024 UNDO_STORAGE_SIZE                           = 4096                     
 - - -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  8 Line(s) not Displayed
 000033 RECOVERY                                    = ON                       
 000034 FORCE_RECOVERY                              = YES                       
 000035 FORCE_RECOVERY_WARNING_MESSAGE              = YES                       
 000036 FORCE_SETUNDO                               = YES                       
 - - -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -   393 Line(s) not Displayed


in this case You should not blame IBM but Your system programmers
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:29 pm    Post subject:
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Oh, ok, Thanks for the information.
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You should not blame IBM but Your system programmers

Our sysprogs are very skilled & helpful so can't blame them. I think they missed out this one alone :-)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply to: IBM wish list
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XEDIT available for z/OS.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:01 am    Post subject:
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For years I have been wanting DISP on SYSOUT to avoid unnecessary printing. Nowadays, of course, most things go to DASD until job finishes and then reports are spooled.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply to: IBM wish list
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I'd still like a dataset disposition of RPL (Replace) to eliminate the need for deleting datasets under certain conditions:

//DDNAME DD DISP=(RPL,CATLG,DELETE),UNIT=SYSDA,...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: Reply to: IBM wish list
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superk wrote:
I'd still like a dataset disposition of RPL (Replace) to eliminate the need for deleting datasets under certain conditions:

//DDNAME DD DISP=(RPL,CATLG,DELETE),UNIT=SYSDA,...

Between JOBRC and DISP=RPL we'll never have another job error out...or work icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:29 am    Post subject:
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HILITE SQL

A new version of DSNTEP2 that does not wrap its output into 133 byte lines.

A proper interface between DSNREXX programs and DSNTIAR. I wrote one, in Cobol, so it can't be that hard to do.

A native point-and-shoot service that works on any ISPF panel. Parsing ZSCREENI can get tedious.

Bring back Book Manager format manuals!! There are fewer and fewer of them now.


Eliminate GO TO from the Cobol Compiler. icon_smile.gif (Yeah, I know, IBM doesn't own the Cobol standard, but this is a wish list, remember?)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:13 am    Post subject:
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vasanthz wrote:
I wish for RECOVERY ON option to be default instead of RECOVERY OFF while editing datasets.

Hi Vasanthz.

You can set your own edit profile default values. Create a profile called ZDEFAULT and then set the default values you want. Read the manual "Edit and Edit Macros" chapter 2 "Edit Mode Defaults" for more instructions.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject:
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VSAM support in native ISPF.

Pointing Stick - we're talking about IBM products, yeah! icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject:
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- DFDSS to be able to use (+1) on target files when copying GDG's

- DFDSS to allow for generic insertion or removal of dataset name qualifiers on target files during COPY or RESTORE (like other products have allowed for decades)

- ISMF Option 6 to allow sorting of volser or ucb addresses in hex order

- Allow moving of volumes between SMS Storgrps without a) having to empty them or b) without having to have the system down to almost system reset level and activating a new SCDS with the volsers moved over.

- ISMF Option 6 allowing more than 100 volumes to be added at one time, and also mixed alpha and hex serial ranges in one go.

- Naviquest SMS volume adds to be sped up, i.e. not add one volume at a time rather than ranges like you can on the ISMF Option 6 panel

- Provide a better reporting tool than DCOLLECT that needs post-processing rather than creating properly formatted reports from the start, like other vendors provide.

- Not have separate 'areas' on EAV's. Why have to manage the under 65k trks part of a volume differently to the rest with DFHSM, and with SMS volume selection. Grrr! Must be some addressing issue with access methods but it is annoying.

- Allow ABARS to create DASD backup files rather than TAPE
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