Using the Z Data Tools interface

The Z Data Tools interface is based upon the ISPF model.

Tasks are performed by processing a function, together with its applicable parameters. Panels provide a user-friendly way of selecting a function and supplying the parameter information.

Most functions can be processed in your choice of "foreground" or "batch" mode. In foreground mode, the selected function is processed immediately and any results are returned to you on screen or directed to print outputs, as dictated by your default settings. In batch mode, JCL is generated from the panel information, and then presented to you for editing. You can modify this code and submit it to a processing queue.