Managing jobs

You can use several panels to manage jobs. This section describes using the DA and ST panels.

DA panel

Display Active Users (DA) shows only active jobs (address spaces). This command describes the performance of the system while it processes the job. It includes MVS and performance info such as CPU use and address spaces not running under JES. The CPU use for each address space is useful for sorting purposes.
Assume that you want to examine TSO job TS5536 from the DA panel.
  1. You can either scroll to find the job, or you can enter "FIND TS5536" to go directly to that job.
  2. Decide what action you want to perform. If you are unsure of the available actions for this panel, enter SET ACTION (or the SET ACTION SHORT and SET ACTION LONG variants) to display the possible actions.
  3. Assume that you want to see the data sets for this job. Place the cursor in the NP column for the TS5536 job, enter S and press Enter.

    Or, to display a list of data sets for a job (access the Job Data Set panel), place the cursor in the NP column for the TS5536 job, enter ? and press Enter.

  4. Other common actions you can perform include:
    • / - Show the column values for row. (ISPF only)
    • A - Release a held job.
    • D - Display job information in the log.

ST panel

ST is the basic panel for managing jobs and output. It shows jobs on any queue, including started tasks that are executing, as well as held and non-held output.
Note: The I panel shows jobs on the input queue or that are executing. The columns and actions are similar to that of the ST panel.
Assume that you want to examine TSO job TS5536 from the ST panel.
  1. Optionally, enter OWNER TS5536 to limit the display to jobs with the owner TS5536.
  2. Decide what action you want to perform. If you are unsure of the available actions for this panel, enter SET ACTION (or the SET ACTION SHORT and SET ACTION LONG variants) to display the possible actions.
  3. Assume that you want to display a list of data sets for a job (access the Job Data Set panel). Place the cursor in the NP column for the TS5536 job, enter ? and press Enter.
  4. Other common actions you can perform include:
    • / - Show the column values for row. (ISPF only)
    • C - Cancel a job. For JES3, also process output data sets. Note that there are 5 ways to cancel a job:
      • C - Cancel a job.
      • K - Cancel an address space using the MVS CANCEL command.
      • P - Cancel a job and purge its output.
      • Y - Stop a started task (system stop).
      • Z - Cancel an address space using the MVS FORCE command.
    • D - Display job information in the log.
    • H - Hold a job.
  5. Enter OWNER * to once again see all jobs from all owners.