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REXX Command to allocate a GDG or to return the fully qualifed dsname to the caller.

Updated 02/03/2003

CMDSISPF Command Table management dialog - by Douglas Adams.

ISPF Edit Macro to insert approproate format comments into the data set being edited. (formerly REXXDOC). Thanks to Bill George for his extensive rewrite of REXXDOC.

Updated 07/03/2006 (version 3.2)


Very useful ISPF Interface to CA-View

Updated 03/25/2010  Version 1.26


An ISPF Edit Macro to convert the data being edited to CSV (comma separated value) format which can then be downloaded and imported into a spreadsheet or database See the Documents page for the users guide.

Updated 04/09/2008 Version 1.1


REXX Function (assembler) and REXX EXEC with Panels for quick browse or edit of a DD (commands DDBR and DDED).

Updated 09/29/2003


ISPF Command to invoke an ISPF Edit Macro on every member of a PDS.

Added 03/24/2000


Manage your system dumps with a nice ISPF Dialog. Includes info on setting up automation to capture the information and then migrate the dump dataset along with a started task to migrate dumps still online after an IPL.

Updated 09/26/2001

DSListQuick ISPF command interface to get to ISPF 3.4 like functions quickly from any screen.
FastpathISPF dialog to display the active Fastpath commands.

Updated 05/28/2016

ISPF Edit Macro for formatting BookManager Read/MVS PRINT files on Postscript printers.

Added 05/03/2000

GetISPF Edit Macro used to copy another dataset or pds member into the current ISPF Edit dataset. GET dsname.

Generalized ISPF Dialog for Batch JCL submission

Added 07/17/2001

IEBPDSESimple ISPF dialog to invoke IBM's IEBPDSE to fix (sometimes) a PDSE.

Updated 09/16/2003

ISPFCMDSGeneralized ISPF tool to dynamically update active ISPF Command Tables with user commands.

Added 05/22/2003


Generalized ISPF production invocation process for program products and local applications to avoid having to update the logon proc for DD allocations.

Updated 01/08/2002 - version 1.6


Generalized routine to be inserted into a REXX application to dynamically load inline clists, execs, msgs, panels, or skels and then libdef or altlib.

Updated  05/28/2016


Generalized routine to be inserted into any CLIST or REXX application to add an entry to a log data set.

Updated 04/12/2004 - version 0.5

LSTPROC3List PROCLIB's used for Master JCL and JES3 (based on current MSTJCLxx and JES3 PROC - so if these have changed since the IPL all bets are off). Only supports cataloged datasets and supports most symbolics substitution. Now dynamically picks up SYSx.IPLPARM dsname. Now with support for INCLUDEs. Two options - default displays system PARMLIBs and system and JES3 PROCLIBs and a systems view for JES3 disk reader and initdeck datasets.

Added 05/28/2016 


List PROCLIB's used for Master JCL and JES2 (based on current MSTJCLxx and JES2 PROC - so if these have changed since the IPL all bets are off). Only supports cataloged datasets and supports most symbolics substitution. Now dynamically picks up SYSx.IPLPARM dsname. Now with support for INCLUDEs.

Updated 08/07/2010 to Version 2.8 


Simple REXX command, or function, to return the current system defined maximum PDSE V2 member generations allowed on the system (in XMIT format)

Added 07/29/16


ISPF News Dialog.

Updated 08/10/2016 - minor update - add new referesh option


UPDATED ISPF dialog to work with PDSE Version 2 Member Generations. You can Browse, Edit, View, e-Mail (if you have XMITIP), Promote a non-0 generation, Recover a non-0 generation, and you can Compare any generation to any other generation within the member set. It even has the ability to COPY a PDSE with generations to a new PDSE with the generations intact. As a bonus you can now Backup and Restore a PDSE with member generations with PDSEGEN.

Major usability update.

User's Guide link

Updated 10/07/2016 to Version 4.1.4


Handy ISPF User Menu tool to create and manage an ISPF menu. User Documentation and Installation Guide are provided.

Updated 09/19/2016 Version 1.45 - significant cleanup and new features (not all in the doc so read the code)


A handy ISPF Edit macro for verifying members of SYS1.PARMLIB.

Updated 05/28/2016


Simple REXX ISPF Edit Macro to enter/create a documentation box. See CMT for a more flexible version.

Updated 01/05/2001


The IBM version of REXXTRY. This is an SAA implementation of REXXTRY provided by IBM "AS IS". It runs on OS/390 so enjoy.

Added 11/08/2000

REXXWAITAn example of writing a REXX Function to wait for a specified amount of time. Useful in ISPF Dialogs that need to wait for a period of time.
SARPREXTA Batch Process REXX exec for extracting reports from CA-View to a data set for post-processing.

 Added 07/07/2003

SAVELABISPF Edit Macro that can be used to Save and Restore all the active labels in a member being edited.

 Version 1.04 Updated 10/09/2003


A generalized SDSF batch (or TSO) tool to extract a report into a dataset.

Updated 12/2015


An ISPF Edit Macro Dialog for use with SDSF that allows the user to selectively browse, print, copy to a data set, or e-mail (using XMITIP) specific pages. Now with a frontend of EDITPAGE. Read the User's Guide.

Updated 04/24/2003 Version 1.28


New: A ISPF command to create/manage user clipboards (up to 10) using the standard ISPF Edit Cut and Paste features.Read the short doc for more info.

Updated 09/22/2016

System Library Manager (SLM)An ISPF Dialog to manage members in concatenated libraries such as the System Parmlib or Proclibs. With Documentation.

Added 10/11/2006 Version 1.05


A slick front-end to IBM's BookManager Read/MVS that makes it usable. Categories and enhanced searching across shelves. Support is included for determining updated files when using the IBM Softcopy Librarian.

Updated 10/23/2001


Spelling checker under ISPF Edit.

Updated  11/03/2004 Version 2.2 


Sample ISPF applications to TERSE or UNTERSE a dataset using IBM's TRSMAIN and TRSUNPCK. See IT Sites of Interest for a link to get the IBM tools. Major updates thanks to Barry Gilder.

Updated 04/22/2002

TryItISPF Edit Macro to test the Clist, Rexx, or ISPF Panel being edited.

Updated 03/08/2005 to Version 2.2 

TSOTrapISPF to issue a TSO command and let you browse the results.

Updated 05/28/2016 with new command options (-E to edit or default -B browse)

ISPF dialog to copy from VB to FB and FB to VB easily.  Includes truncation warnings and sequence number corrections.

Added 05/28/2016


Updated version of Doug Nadel's VCURSOR.

Added 05/28/2016


ISPF REXX exec to send a message to a VM user via NJE

Added 03/27/2000


Fun REXX exec to display the numeric value of a word (e.g. attitude is 100)

Added 03/12/2004


Easily create or update the ISPF variable ZSTART - the ISPF version of autoexec.bat

Added 05/28/20016


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