Opening, browsing, or viewing an include member

In the JCL Editor, you can open a member that is referred to in an INCLUDE statement in edit, browse, or view mode.

Before you begin

Ensure that the data sets and members are allocated correctly so that include members can be located. The editor searches for include members in the following order:
  1. The data sets in JCLLIB ORDER elements in the selected INCLUDE statement's JOB statement.
If the INCLUDE elements cannot be resolved by the parser, the statement is annotated with a real-time syntax warning on the member name, and the Open, Browse, and View Member actions are not available.

Opening and browsing

About this task

The Open Member action opens a member in edit mode. The Browse Member action opens a member in read-only mode.


  1. In the editor, place the cursor over the MEMBER attribute of an INCLUDE statement and right-click.
  2. Click Open Member or Browse Member.
    The member opens in the editor.


About this task

The View Member action opens a member in edit mode. However, you cannot save the changes in the same file. You can save the file with a different name.


  1. Select the reference to the member that you want to open.
  2. Right-click and select View Member from the menu.
    The file opens in the editor.
  3. If you modify the file, you are prompted to save the file with another name.
    Note: The Save as feature cannot be used to create a member or sequential data set. The file is saved in your local workspace project.