Key views

Perspectives are composed of views. To understand how to work with views, you must first understand the functions that are supported by each view.

The following list provides a brief description of some key views and the types of tasks that you can do in each.
Remote Systems

The Remote Systems view supports the connection to remote systems. After a connection is made to a remote system, use this view to browse through remote data sets, files, and jobs.

ISPF functions such as data set allocation, rename, or delete (ISPF option 3.2), move and copy (3.3), and data set listing (3.4) can be performed in this view.

Jobs that are submitted to the job subsystems can be viewed and manipulated under the Job Entry Subsystem (JES) that is found in your z/OS® system connection definition. You can view a list of jobs and complete operations such as view output, purge, cancel, and hold against these jobs. For a detailed view of these jobs, you can also display them in a tabular view by selecting Show in Table from the menu. The tabular view provides a more ISPF-like view of your jobs. To view job output, highlight any completed job, and select Open. Job outputs are displayed in the default text editor.

Remote Shell
The Remote Shell view provides a command-line interface to support the execution of TSO commands. You can run commands, CLIST, and REXX from the command line and view the output on the same view. The command inputs and outputs can also be saved.

To open the Remote Shell view, select TSO Commands in the Remote Systems view, and click Launch TSO.

Remote Error List
The Remote Error List displays errors that result from failed operations. Errors such as syntax errors, build problems, and code generation are displayed in this tabular view. The error information contains a link that opens the source line with the syntax problem.
Property Group Manager
The Property Group Manager displays property groups that are defined on local and remote systems. Property groups define the attributes and attribute values that are used to compile applications and standardize your development environment.
z/OS Projects
The z/OS Projects view organizes the files that you downloaded to your computer or create on your computer to be uploaded. Use this view to work with projects, subprojects, data sets, and members to complete these tasks:
  • Create and delete projects and subprojects.
  • Rebuild projects and subprojects, which compiles all code in the project.
  • Build specific project content, which compiles the code that is contained in a partitioned data set member.
  • Allocate partitioned and sequential data sets.
  • Start an edit session for a specific file or partitioned data set member.
  • Move, copy, rename, and delete files or partitioned data set members.
  • Add and remove remote files in a subproject
The Properties view shows file attributes and data set statistics of selected resources. It is similar to ISPF option 3.2.
z/OS File System Mapping view
The z/OS File System Mapping view shows the mappings that are defined on the remote system. This view displays the relationships between a mapping criterion and the corresponding workstation file extensions and transfer modes. It also displays the relationships between local and host code pages. To view the information for a system definition, select the system in the Remote Systems view. The z/OS File System Mapping view loads and displays the mapping information that is defined for the system.