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Course Catalog » TSO/ISPF for z/OS Curriculum » TSO/ISPF 2.3 Series

TSO/ISPF - Advanced - Tips and Tricks

2.5 hours



This course contains many TSO and ISPF-related tips, tricks, techniques, and best-practice items that you may find useful in your day-to-day activities. It covers several new areas of functionality associated with z/OS 2.2 and z/OS 2.3.


Computer operators and programmers/analysts that use ISPF on a day-to-day basis.


It is assumed that the student has successfully completed all previous TSO/ISPF courses in this curricula, or has equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to identify opportunities where TSO and ISPF can be used to improve access to, and modification of, data residing on their system.

Course Content

Tips and Tricks - TSO

Listing Data Sets Allocated to your Session

Displaying Allocations Using ISRDDN


Locating TSO Commands

Temporarily Allocating Data Sets to Your Session

Displaying and Changing TSO PROFILE Defaults

Tips and Tricks - ISPF

Obtaining ISPF Session Information

Identifying Member Use

Locating a Member

ISPF Command Line Extension

ISPF Edit Models

ISPF Edit Profiles

Using the PACK option

Edit Macros

Using the CUT Command

Initial Macros

Retaining Data in the Command Line

Retrieving Previously Entered Commands

Retrieving Data Set Names

Breaking Out of a Display

Using PA2 to Undo Editing

DSLIST Panel Commands


Comparing Changes During an Edit Session

SuperC and SuperCE

Using Workstation Agent to Transfer Files

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