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Appending to ISPF Clipboard
19 January 2012

Scenario: I have a dataset with 10,000 lines. I want to cut the first 10 lines and last 10 lines and paste into another dataset. When I cut the first 10 lines and then again the last 10 lines, only the last 10 lines are pasted into the new dataset. Is there anyway out (other than doing a 2 cut & paste)? Yes, here it is. First cut 10 lines, then issue CUT APPEND. ... Read More
When I issue CUT , I know that the CUT content are placed in a clipboard. And when I issue PASTE, the clipboard content are pasted. But is it possible for me to view and edit the clipboard? One can view the clipboard after any valid CUT command was issued. To view the clipboard, issue : CUT DISPLAY Clipboard manager will pop up and gives us options to edit or browse the content. ... Read More
Usually the PDS or PS bears the ID of the creator or the ID of the person who modified it recently. It’s possible to change these ID values without leaving trace of one’s own ID. In the command area against the member name or PS name, by giving ‘G’. Dialog box will pop up allowing you to change the ID values.
Any command entered in the ISPF COMMAND LINE disappears after the successful execution of its intended function. If you want to repeat the same command , you got to re-type it or use some PF key to retrieve the last command entered. But here is a cool method the make the command entered not to disappear and stay on the screen. Precede commands with “&“. For Example: &C ‘110-PARA’ ‘220-PARA’ ... Read More
The steps to copy a file using File-Aid are : Go to TSO/ISPF Open fileaid giving command as per your shop’s configuration Once FileAid’s Primary Option Menu is opened Choose Utilities Choose Copy Give source PDS/dataset name (in FROM ) you might need to provide volume serial number if it is not cataloged. Give destination PDS/dataset name (in TO) you might need to provide volume serial number if it is not cataloged. ... Read More