Using SUPERC to Search for Text Strings

SUPERC (super compare) is one of ISPF’s most useful utilities; It allows to compare datasets or search for text strings. Normally, SUPERC is used via ISPF panels but it can also be used in batch job. SUPERC is able to process: Sequential datasets Partitioned datasets (including individual members) Concatenated datasets […]

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Useful ISPF Commands

The following table describes some of the most used ISPF commands that may come very handy when editing datasets or members the mainframe: Edit Primary Commands CHANGE string1 string2 Changes first occurrence of string1 with string2. CHANGE can also be used as C CHANGE ALL string1 string2 Changes all occurrences […]


ISPF – How to Identify the Changes You’ve Made

Let’s imagine you have the following JCL and you need to change it to accommodate  your needs: //COMPRESS JOB (),’COMPRESS’,NOTIFY=&SYSUID,CLASS=A,MSGLEVEL=(1,1), // MSGCLASS=X //************************************************** //*  THIS IS AN EXAMPLE – THIS LINE WILL BE DELETED //************************************************** //STEP1 EXEC PGM=IEBCOPY //SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* //INPUT DD DSNAME=SYS1.EXAMPLE.FILE,DISP=SHR //OUTPUT DD DSNAME=SYS1.EXAMPLE.FILE,DISP=SHR //SYSIN DD * […]