QMF for TSO and CICS
Use these topics if you are an administrator of
QMF for TSO and CICS®. These topics help you
customize, control access, operate, and manage resources in QMF
Version 13.1 in both the
TSO and CICS environments.
QMF can be started only from z/OS®. QMF can be set up to run under TSO, ISPF, as a batch job, or under CICS.
Setting program parameters and preferences at startup time
This topic describes program parameters that you can pass to QMF when starting QMF under the standard interface.
Registering users and setting privileges
To enable users to access and use QMF, you must grant them access to the QMF application plan and packages and to database objects. You must also create a user profile. You can also customize users' object lists so that they can work with their objects more efficiently.
Creating and maintaining objects in the database
The way in which you set up and maintain QMF and database objects can impact how easily your users are able to use QMF as well as the security of your data and the performance of your system.
Setting up printing and charting functions
QMF end users frequently need to print data they retrieve from the database. This data might be in the format of a report, chart, database table, or some other QMF or database object.
Command synonyms help you customize QMF commands by allowing you to define your own terms and link them to QMF, CICS, or TSO commands. A synonym can be another word for a command, or it might be a term that does the work of several commands.
Custom function keys
The default settings and labels for function keys on each QMF panel describe a common set of QMF tasks that end users are likely to perform. However, because every site's needs are unique, QMF provides a way for you to customize both the label that displays on the screen and the command QMF runs when a user presses the key.
Custom edit exit routines for QMF forms
QMF forms help users to control the format of data returned from the database. If the default edit codes do not meet the report-editing needs of your site, you can create your own edit codes.
Controlling QMF resources
A governor exit routine helps you limit end-user activity and control use of system resources at your site.
Running QMF in batch mode
If a user runs a procedure with the RUN command, the user cannot execute QMF commands except to cancel the procedure or the session. Thus, running a procedure using the RUN command can tie up considerable session time.
Troubleshooting and diagnosing problems
To isolate and resolve problems that your users have while using QMF, you can use the troubleshooting and support information.