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Reo

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:16 pm
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Hi,

I want to create a shortcut for using an ISPF panel that I have created. The panel currently resides in my personal dataset. I have used the following concatenation cmds in the REXX code for invoking the panel:

"ISPEXEC LIBDEF ISPPLIB DATASET ID('ZY999.PERSONAL.PANEL')"
"ISPEXEC LIBDEF ISPLLIB DATASET ID('ZY999.PERSONAL.PANEL')"

I want a shortcut to my panel, like a letter say A, which a user can type on ISPF Primary Menu. This should take the user directly to my panel.

How can this be done?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:50 pm
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If you are authorized to change ISPF Primary menu, just alter the TRANS statement.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:42 pm
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I do not have access to change the ISPF primary menu.
Is there any other way to do it?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:45 pm
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I don't get it: You want users to be able to type something in the ISPF primary menu, but you are not authorized to change it.... simply ask your system guys to alter it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:40 pm
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Hello,

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I want a shortcut to my panel, like a letter say A, which a user can type on ISPF Primary Menu. This should take the user directly to my panel.
What should happen when 30 other people develop a panel and want "the users" to easily access it from the ispf primary menu?

I suggest you not modify the standard menu, but rather place your tool (and others like it) on some User Menu.

This is one reason why modification is restricted. . .
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Pedro

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:39 pm
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I do not think this will work. And may cause problems.
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"ISPEXEC LIBDEF ISPLLIB DATASET ID('ZY999.PERSONAL.PANEL')"


The ISPLLIB name is for load module datasets. And your panel library is probably not one.
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Pedro

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:56 pm
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Your system support should be willing to modify the primary option panel.
*

Our local ISR@PRIM panel has a 'U' option, with an input field so that you can specify the name of your panel.
Code:
S  Site          Local Site Selections                               
D  Dept          Department Panel                        Name ===> _________   
U  User          User Panel                              Name ===> MYPRIM___

The ZSEL statement in the panel definition includes:
Code:
  U,'PANEL(&USRPRI)' 

which is the field name for the user panel.


* I recall the panel change is a SMP/E local mod.
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:53 pm
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The User Point and Shoot list is not as functional as a menu option but can be a handy way to invoke personal commands/panels. You build a list that displays on the right side of the Primary menu replacing the Calendar or Status display. Tab to a list entry and press <enter> to select.

From the Primary menu, open the Menu pulldown and select Status Area to get started.
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Reo

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:47 am
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My ISR@PRIM does not have any option like 'U'.

If not by a letter then can I access it using my panel name, say PANEL3 directly from the ISPF Primary Menu?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:23 pm
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No.

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Reo

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:39 pm
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I think there is some procedure through which I can add my REXX pgm to invoke the panel in CLIST (under TSO ISRDDN). Any pointer on how to do so?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:51 pm
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Just add your REXX to SYSEXEC concatenation. This topic has been discussed many times in the past.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:18 pm
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My ISR@PRIM does not have any option like 'U'.

I was recommending that your system support people add a generic option that anyone could use.

More specifically, I was recommending that you submit a requirement to your system support to provide such an option.
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