Viewing error messages

If an error occurs when Z Data Tools attempts to process a panel, a short text message displays in the upper right corner of the screen. While this message is displayed, pressing F1 displays the expanded text of the error message in either a box at the bottom of the screen, or underneath the command line, dependant upon your setting of the ISPF option "Long message in pop-up". The following example is shown with that ISPF option set on.

Figure 1. View Entry panel showing expanded message
  Process   Options   Help
 Z Data Tools                  View Entry Panel          Enter required field

 Input Partitioned, Sequential or VSAM Data Set, or HFS file:
    Data set/path name                                                 +
    Member . . . . . .              Blank or pattern for member list
    Volume serial  . .              If not cataloged
    Start position . .                                 +
    Record limit . . .              Record Sampling   

 Copybook or Template:
    Data set name  . . 'HFM.V1R1M0.SHFMSAM1'                        
    Member . . . . . . HFMCCPY      Blank or pattern for member list
 Processing Options:
  Copybook/template   Start position type   Enter "/" to select option
  1  1. Above            1. Key                Edit template    Type (1,2,S)
     2. Previous         2. RBA                Include only selected records
     3. None             3. Record number      Binary mode, reclen      
     4. Create dynamic   4. Formatted key
  │ The field where the cursor is positioned is mandatory for this function │
 Command ===> ________________________________________________________________
  F1=Help      F2=Split     F3=Exit      F4=CRetriev  F7=Backward  F8=Forward
  F9=Swap     F10=Actions  F12=Cancel

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