The z/OS perspective

The default z/OS perspective consists of a set of views for the management of your z/OS® artifacts. The active perspective name is displayed on a button in the shortcut bar z/OS perspective button. You must have an active FTP or z/OSMF connection to view z/OS data.

The z/OS perspective consists of the following views that provide z/OS information:
  • Data Sets view
  • Jobs view
  • z/OS UNIX Files view
The Console view provides a history of the actions you performed, such as submitting a job, or changing and saving a file. The area in the center of the perspective is the editor area. When you edit a file, the file contents are displayed in this area.

You can tailor the perspective by adding new views, removing existing views, moving around views, or changing the size of views. When you close z/OS Explorer, any changes you made to the perspective are saved, and next time z/OS Explorer starts, your tailored perspective is displayed.

You can restore the perspective to its last saved configuration at any time by clicking Window > Reset Perspective on the main menu for the workbench. You can reset the supplied perspectives to their default configuration by clicking Restore Defaults on the Perspectives pane in the Preferences window.

You can create and save multiple perspectives. For example, you might want to set up a perspective that shows only some of the views.
Note: When you save a perspective, you save only the layout of the views and editors in the workbench. If you change the width of a column in a view, that change is applied to that column in every perspective that contains the view. Any filter attributes you set are retained when you switch to another perspective or view.