You will be introduced to SDSF, a z/OS classic interface
SDSF is a panel driven interface
SDSF is used frequently throughout the contest
Familiarity with SDSF is needed to complete challenge #02 and future challenges
Useful information about SDSF to help you complete the challenge
A less than 7 minute video is available to explain SDSF.
Learn a few System Display and Search Facility, SDSF, basics
Future challenges will assume you know how to use SDSF to view JOB output owned by your ID
**Helpful hint: Text in bold can be copied and pasted into TN3270 session.
Logon to TSO/ISPF as you learned from previous challenges.
Enter SDSF commands shown in screen shots below to complete the challenge.
From SDSF Menu, enter prefix * ; owner z##### ; st to display status of all jobs owned by your ID
Semi-colon ; is used to stack commands
SDSF command prefix * is to display all jobnames
SDSF command owner z##### is to limit display of jobnames owned by z#####
SDSF command st is to display status of jobnames owned by z#####
The purpose is to demonstrate how a submitted background JOB owned by you is available in SDSF to view
3 asterisks *** requires enter to proceed
Again, 3 asterisks *** requires enter to proceed
Observe the JobID column
Any JobID beginning with TSU is a Time Sharing session, your TSO interactive session
Any JobID beginning with JOB is a background JOB previously submitted
SDSF STATUS DISPLAY may contain several entries including
your TSO session (TSU), and additional jobnames (JOB)
Z#####C is the output from the background job submitted in challenge 2
Observe the NP column
Action characters can be entered in the NP column
Tab to the left of Z#####C and enter action character ? in the NP column
-- If several Z#####C entries exist, then tab to Z#####C with the highest JobID number
Note: Enter may be required to refresh display for list to include recent JCL jobs submitted.
Each DDNAME is a section of the JOBNAME output
Tab to the left of SYSOUT and enter s in the NP column to select the SYSOUT section of the JOB
Press F3 or enter end to return to the previous display after viewing SYSOUT content
Tab to Data set name input area and type p2.output - DO NOT enter yet
Tab to Member to use input area and type #02 - DO NOT enter yet
Tab to Disposition input area and type shr - Now you can enter
Upper right area of display includes PRINT CLOSED 10 LINE to indicate action is complete
Type p to the left of each JOBNAME with PRINT in Queue column to purge,
then enter to execute the purge of JOBNAMEs from Queue PRINT
Enter 1 or 3 when Confirmation Action appears to confirm purge request
WARNING: p to the left of your JobID TSU session will purge your TSO session
If you purge your TSO session from Queue EXECUTION, then you will need to logon to TSO/ISPF again
Enter dslist p2.output to jump to ISPF data set name list utility panel
Successful execution of the challenge instructions created member name #02 in data set name P2.OUTPUT
where #02 contains print output from a program that was executed using JCL.
Congratulations! You are done with challenge #02. You're ready for the next challenge.