ISPF Dialog Programming (MF2025)
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About this Course
This course introduces students to the skills necessary to use ISPF Dialog Management Services in a z/OS environment. The students learn how to create the required user dialog libraries and implement DMS dialogs. Students will learn to design and code:
- Dialog panels.
- Help panels.
- Dialog functions using REXX or CLIST.
- Customized error messages.
- Customized menus.
- File tailoring skeletons.
Students will learn advanced techniques of ISPF Dialog Management Services (DMS), including how to:
- ISPF Library Management Services
- Use the ISPF Dialog Test Facility.
- Create and process DMS tables (temporary and permanent).
- Invoke Dialog Management Services from PL/1, COBOL, and FORTRAN programs.
A series of written and lab exercises will be used to reinforce the classroom education.
Programmers, technical support personnel, and any others that have a need to develop ISPF/DMS dialogs.
Introduction to z/OS, or equivalent experience.
- z/OS REXX Programming, or equivalent experience.
- Basic MVS JCL, or equivalent experience.
- TSO/ISPF, or equivalent experience.
- Dialog Panels
- Dialog Messages
- Function Development (EXECs and CLISTs)
- Dialog Variable Pools
- Advanced Panel Development Topics
- Dialog Menus
- File Tailoring
- Library Management Services
- Dialog Tables
- Dialog Function Programs