The LIBDEF Display Utility displays all active and stacked LIBDEF
definitions for the current logical screen in a scrollable list. Optionally,
a specific LIBDEF library definition may be selected.
The ISPF system command, ISPLIBD [libtype] invokes the LIBDEF Display
Utility. The optional parameter, libtype, identifies a specific LIBDEF
library definition to be displayed. All LIBDEF definitions for the
current logical screen are displayed if the parameter is omitted,
if the parameter is longer than 8 characters, or if the parameter
specifies ISPPROF as the library name.
For each LIBDEF definition displayed, this information is provided:
An "S" is displayed to the left of the library
name when a stacked LIBDEF definition is presented.
ISPxUSR indicator (for type DATASET only)
For type DATASET/EXCLDATA this column contains the data set names.
The associated ISPxUSR data set names is shown when the respective
DDNAME is allocated. The ISPxUSR data sets are not shown as part of
a stacked definition.
For type LIBRARY/EXCLLIBR this column contains the library name
(ddname) followed by the first or only allocated data set name.
The LIBDEF Display Utility supports the use of a LOCATE command.
LOCATE is used to locate a specific LIBDEF library name. Two command
abbreviations, LOC and L, are also supported.
Locates the LIBDEF definition for ISPPLIB
Locates the LIBDEF definition for ISPMLIB
Locates the LIBDEF definition for ISPSLIB
This figure shows a LIBDEF Utility display of all LIBDEF definitions. Figure 2 shows a display of a single LIBDEF
definition, and Figure 3 shows a LIBDEF
When you are in the Dialog Test utility (test environment), and
you issue a LIBDEF for a panel data set from option 7.6, the LIBDEF
is set up under the user environment. In order to display a panel
from the library for which you issued the LIBDEF or to display the
active LIBDEFs, you must go through a Dialog Test utility interface.
For example, from Dialog Test's option 7.6 issue:
LIBDEF ISPPLIB DATASET ID('xxxx.panels')
display the active LIBDEFs, go to 7.1 (the Invoke Dialog Function/Selection
Panel) and type ISPLLS at the PGM prompt and ISPPLIB at
the PARM prompt; then press Enter.
Note: If you attempt to issue the ISPLIBD ISPPLIB command from the
command line on the Dialog Test utility's option 7.6, the LIBDEF utility
will indicate that ISPPLIB has no active LIBDEFs. This is because
the Dialog Test utility runs in the test environment, not the user