Navigating in Z Data Tools

You navigate around Z Data Tools panels in the same way as any other panels under ISPF. That is, you launch processing panels from menu panels, by entering the appropriate menu option number on the Command line. Z Data Tools uses a Primary Options Menu panel to provide access to processing panels that are related to a particular function or group of functions. In some cases, an option on the Primary Options menu leads to another menu panel, from which you can select the required processing panel.

When you know the menu structure well, you can quickly jump to the required panel by entering the full pathway through the menu options. For example, entering 4.2.8 would take you directly to the Exported Stacked Volume Copy panel.

You can also jump to any Z Data Tools panel from any other panel, without having to navigate the menu structure, by using an equals sign (=) to prefix the option number. The equals sign instructs Z Data Tools to start the menu navigation from the Primary Options menu and not from your current location. For example, if you were positioned on the Set Processing Options Menu panel, entering 2 on the Command line would display the Set System Processing Options panel (option 2 on the current menu), while entering =2 would display the Edit Entry panel (option 2 on the Primary Options Menu panel).

To access a panel, choose one of the following methods:

Many Z Data Tools panels have more information than can be seen in a single screen, particularly when you are running in 80x24 display. When this happens, a message is displayed in the top right corner of the panel.

Figure 1. Example panel showing "More" message
 Process   Options   Help
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
Z Data Tools                 Data Create Utility
                                                                   More:     +
Output Partitioned, Sequential or VSAM Data Set, or HFS file:

To scroll down the panel, choose one of these methods:

To scroll back to the top of the panel, choose one of these methods:

To exit from any panel, choose one of the following:

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