TSO-ISPF JCL COBOL VSAM DB2 CICS Tools Articles Job Portal Forum Quiz Interview Q&A

Command Line Field on Member List


Command Line Field on Member List Overview:

Any of the following commands can be executed on the command line once the member list is displayed. These are the commands that can be executed from the command line and can operate on any or all of the members in the library displayed.

SELECT: This command is used to select a member by name. A member can also be selected by typing -"s" beside the member. In browse, only one member can be selected for Browse. If you type -"s" for more than one member, only the first one will be selected.

SORT: When the member list is displayed, the list is sorted on the member name by default. The SORT command is used to change the order of sorting. The list may be sorted on any field on the list. VV and MM are counted as two separate fields. The list is sorted as follows for each field Member Name Ascending Order (Default).

  • VV: Ascending Order

  • MM: Ascending Order

  • CREATED: Descending (Starting from latest)

  • CHANGED: Descending (starting from latest)

  • SIZE: Descending Order

  • INIT: Descending Order

  • MOD: Descending Order

  • ID: Ascending Order

MLC: This command allows you to change one or more of the member list field attributes and view the change immediately. Clearing the field restores defaults. Use the "Defaults" point-and-shoot to restore all fields attributes to ISPF defaults.

REFRESH: This command refreshes the member list adding new members, adding renamed members under their new names, and deleting members that have been removed from the list. It also resets the line command field and Prompt field on the member list. Unprocessed line commands and input or messages in the Prompt fields are erased.

RESET: This command resets the line command field and Prompt field on the member list. Unprocessed line commands and input or messages in the member Prompt fields are erased. For those members lists that do not allow input in the Prompt field, RESET does not erase the informational message '*DELETED'.

LOCATE: This command is used to display that part of the list that contains the given string. The function is performed on the field on which the list has been sorted. For example, if we issue SORT SIZE and then issue LOCATE 3000; the list will get positioned at the point where the size is closest to 3000 lines. For alphanumeric sort fields (Name and ID) it is sufficient to give part of the string (For example, LOCATE P will position the list to the first member starting with "P")

SAVE: This command is used to save the member list in a data set for future reference. The command SAVE xx will save the entire member list with the statistics in a sequential data set whose name will be .xx.MEMBERS. Specifying just SAVE will write the member list to the List data set.

Save member list

Save member list message

Save member list file

If you have any doubts or queries related to this chapter, get them clarified from our Mainframe experts on ibmmainframer Community!

Are you looking for Job Change? Job Portal