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TSO/ISPF

TSO (Time Sharing Option) is an on-line terminal-oriented system that gives access to IBM Mainframe MVS, OS/390, ZOS files and programs, job submission and the print spool. Generally used for creating and editing files and programs and for testing.

For answers of greater depth, look at these TSO books A current book on REXX for TSO.

TSO/ISPF Manuals and Tutorials


This page was last updated March 21 2014.
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All the manuals on Z/OS ISPF from IBM 2013. Links to PDF's. Edit, edit macros, ISPF user guide, reference summary, messages and codes, others.

All the manuals on Z/OS TSO from IBM 2013. Links to PDF's. systems programming, messages, TSO-CLIST, administration, user guide, others.

ISPF Services Guide Manual from IBM PDF. 2013. Describes ADDPOP, BRIF, BROWSE, CONTROL, DISPLAY PANEL, DSINFO, FILESTAT, FTCLOSE, FTERASE, FTINCL, FTOPEN, LIBDEF, LMCLOSE, MEMLIST, REMPOP, SELECT, SETMSG, TBADD, TBBOTTOM, TBCLOSE, TBCREATE, TBDELETE, TBDISPL, TBEND, TBERASE, TBEXIST, TBGET, TBMOD, TBOPEN, TBPUT, TBQUERY, TBSARG, TBSAVE, TBSCAN, TBSKIP, TBSORT, TBSTATS, TBTOP, TBVCLEAR, VGET, VPUT

ISPF Dialog Developer's Guide and Reference Manual IBM ISPF Dialog Developer's Guide PDF. 2013. Important to read this before starting. Gives explanations. ISPSTART, SELECT service. Control variables - .CURSOR, .ZVARS,
System variables - ZAPPLID, ZDATE. Search for Appendix E, System Variables, on the page.
Panel sections - )ATTR )BODY )PROC *REXX *ENDREXX

ISPF Edit and Edit Macros Manual from IBM PDF. 2013.

ISPF Edit messages and codes from IBM PDF. 2013.

ISPF Dialog Developer's Guide and Reference. Warning! Large PDF file IBM z/OS V1R7.0 ISPF Dialog Developer's Guide SC34-4821-03 Details about File Tailoring Skeletons in Chapter 10.

z/OS V1R6.0 ISPF User's Guide Volume 1 from IBM SC34-4822-04 07/12/05 All about ISPF. Screens, commands such as RETRIEVE. Personal dataset lists.

z/OS V1R7.0 ISPF User's Guide Volume 2 from IBM SC34-4823-04 07/12/05 Good information on using ISPF Dialog Test (Option 7)

z/OS V1R7.0 ISPF Reference Summary from IBM 07/11/05 SC34-4816-04 has Edit macro information, ISPF commands such as FTCLOSE, FILESTAT, LMINIT, VPUT, VGET,

ISPF Edit and Edit Macros Manual from IBM SC34-4820-09 06/10/09

ISPF Edit macro return codes from the IBM manual SC34-4820-04 07/12/05

ISPF Edit Macro Commands and Assignment Statements from the IBM manual SC34-4820-04 07/12/05 Things like MACRO PROCESS NOPROCESS, LINE_BEFORE, RANGE_CMD, USER_STATE.

All the manuals on Z/OS TSO from IBM

List of manuals on TSO from IBM

List of manuals on ISPF from IBM

ISPF Library From IBM

CLIST Manual z/OS V1R11.0 TSO/E CLISTs 06/01/09 From IBM

List of manuals on CLIST from IBM

Manuals on ISPF Services, Macros, Library Services from IBM

z/OS V1R7.0 TSO/E Command Reference from IBM SA22-7782-07 07/14/05

TSO User's Guide. TSO in general, not just ISPF. Manual from IBM z/OS V1R5.0 TSO/E User's Guide 01/08/04

TSO Line Mode Editor Manual Here is the IBM Manual chapter on TSO Line Mode Edit from IBM

While developing ISPF panels: refresh panel after change. Manual from IBM

Excellent tutorial. Customizing ISPF By Michael Cairns in IBM Systems Magazine

Tutorial on TSO/ISPF by The University of Georgia. An excellent reference PDF

Tutorial on TSO by Northwest Regional Data Center Features and tips.

Tutorial on TSO by Western Illinois University. Good screen prints of ISPF.

TSO Command reference SA22-7782-11 06/01/09

Tutorial on TSO line mode commands and CLIST commands by jaymoseley.com. Good screen prints.

Tutorial on TSO Line Mode (native) commands (such as DELETE, HRECALL, ALLOCATE, Line Mode EDIT) from this site

TSO/ISPF and IOF Tutorial Many pictures, little text, short and to the point

IOF Tutorial From Triangle Systems

SDSF Guide and Reference Manual from IBM

List of manuals on SDSF from IBM

SDSF Bookshelf at IBM

The TSO Times from TSOTimes.com Interesting articles on TSO and ISPF.

TSO CLIST manual from IBM SA22-7781-06 2010. z/OS V1R12.0.

TSO CLIST manual from IBM SA22-7781-03 07/15/05

Abend codes under TSO/ISPF from the IBM manual SC34-4821-04

Terminal I/O error codes under TSO/ISPF from the IBM manual SC34-4821-04

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Short tutorial on running ISPF in batch

List of books on TSO and other mainframe topics






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