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IOF Release 7G

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Introduction

Release 7G of the Interactive Output Facility (IOF) program product provides support for z/OS 1.2. 7G also runs with any version of OS/390.

Several additional enhancements are also included in 7G. The MPI self contained packaging has also been improved to make installation quicker and easier.

z/OS 1.2 Support

z/OS 1.2 supports six digit job numbers. All IOF panels that display the JOBID field were modified to display the full 7 character (six digit) job number. The DEST field was reduced in size from 18 characters to 17 characters to make room for the expanded JOBID field with minimal change to IOF panels. An example 7G Job List Menu is shown below.

------------------------------ IOF Job List Menu -------------( 89 )-----------
COMMAND ===>                                                 SCROLL ===> CURSOR
--------------------------------- Input Jobs ----------------------------------
-------JOBNAME--JOBID---ACT-STAT-OWNER----C-POSIT-PRTY-QUALIFIER----SECLABEL---
_    1 M18NEWOP J033027     JOB  ISIJFW   K         9
--------------------------------- Output Jobs ---------------------------------
-------JOBNAME--JOBID---ACT-STAT-OWNER----DEST/DEVICE-------RECS-HELD-DAY--TIME
_    2 GENRTEST J033003          ISIJFW   TRISYS              32      255 16:22
_    3 IOFWTR   J033006          ISIJFW   TRISYS            4311      255 16:22
_    4 IOFLISTG J033005          ISIJFW   TRISYS                  402 255 16:22
_    5 OUTQUE   J033007          ISIJFW   TRISYS                 2519 255 16:22
_    6 SLAMMEMO J033008          ISIJFW   TRISYS            101K      255 16:22

Release 7G supports spool data sets with relative MTTR pointers. If this JES2 option is chosen, 7G can read and display the spool data.

TS Command

The new TS command is an improved TSO command that can be entered from any IOF panel. TS with no parms displays a popup window that allows entering very long TSO commands.

 Enter a TSO command below and press ENTER:
===>
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Output from TSO commands is presented at the top of the screen when the TS command is used.

SR Command

The new SR command (Systems Requests) displays all WTORs and action messages in a table. Messages can be cleared and WTORs can be replied to directly from the input area on the table. Several formats are available by scrolling right or left. An example is shown below.

 --------------------- IOF System Requests Panel ------------------ Row 1 of 40
 COMMAND ===>                                                   Scroll===> PAGE

    R.... - Reply to WTOR       C - Clear message       / - Detailed Display

    Sysname ===> *              Job ===> *              Type ===> *  (R/I/E/C)
                                                                      < More >
 Command--System---Job------Message--------------------------------------------
 ________ S390     WTORT2   R TRISYS: THIS IS A TEST, PLEASE IGNORE IT! (ISIJFW
 ________ S390     WTORTEST R TRISYS: THIS IS A TEST, PLEASE IGNORE IT! (ISIJFW
 ________ S390     VTAM     R ISTEXC200 - DYN COMMANDS MAY BE ENTERED
 _        S390     JES2     I $HASP050 JES2 RESOURCE SHORTAGE OF TGS - 92% UTIL
 _        S390     SMF      I IEE391A SMF ENTER DUMP FOR DATA SET ON VOLSER SCP
 _        S390              I SAFNTRCP: GWA ADDR=00B9E000 -  ASM: 03/08/00 19.4
 _        S390     XCFAS    I IXC267E PROCESSING WITHOUT AN  ALTERNATE  COUPLE
 _        S390     XCFAS    I IXC267E PROCESSING WITHOUT AN  ALTERNATE  COUPLE
 _        S390     BACKTHU  E IEF234E K 0560,T00036,PVT,BAC KTHU,DOIT
 _        S390     BACKTHU  E IEC502E K 0560,T00035,SL,BACK THU,DOIT,TSIOPER.DU
 _        S390     BACKTHU  E IEC502E K 0560,T00034,SL,BACK THU,DOIT,TSIOPER.DU

Replies with a maximum length of 7 characters can be entered directly on the panel. The '/' line command causes the full message to be displayed and allows entry of long WTOR replies.

                     Reply to a WTOR

 Reply R 49        Sysname S390         Time 09.54.25  Job WTORTSTL
  R TRISYS: This is a test WTOR with a long message to demonstrate
  the long message popup.

   ===>
   ===>
   ===>

 Enter a REPLY above and press ENTER    or  END  for no reply.

Automatic Console Scrolling

The new CNSCROLL command controls automatic console scrolling. Console scrolling status is saved in the user's profile. This allows each user to define their preference for console scrolling.

CNSCROLL ON causes the IOF Extended Console to be automatically scrolled to the bottom when a new command is entered so that the new command output is displayed at the top of the screen. Users can still scroll up to see previous console commands and command output.

CNSCROLL OFF disables automatic console scrolling.

SNAP Enhancements

The IOF SNAP process was enhanced to make it more efficient. IOF clists that copy spool data utilize the new facilities. SLAMMEMO, SLAMARCH and IOFWTR are examples of clists that will run faster because of the new facilities.

IOFADDC and IOFREMC Multiple Data Set Support

The IOFADDC and IOFREMC execs can now concatenate or unconcatenate multiple data sets.

IOFADDC DDNAME (DSN1 DSN2.....) /HEAD/TAIL/DUPLICATES/NL

IOFREMC DDNAME DA(DSN1 DSN2 ...)

IOFADDC is used by many sites in the IOF initialization clist/exec. It is sometimes used multiple times for the same DDNAME to concatenate multiple data sets. Specifying multiple DSNAMEs on a single invocation of IOFADDC and IOFREMC is much more efficient than invoking the commands multiple times.

Beta Version Availability

Beta testing for IOF 7G has been closed. IOF 7G was officially released on November 6, 2001.


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