Summary of Z Data Tools panels

The table below lists each Z Data Tools panel. For information on using the panels, see the topic in the Panel column. For information about what you use the panel for, see the topic in the Usage column.

For most Z Data Tools panels, there is an equivalent Z Data Tools function that you can use when programming batch jobs, REXX procedures or TSO clists. These are listed in the "Equivalent function" column. For information on programming with Z Data Tools functions, see Introduction to programming with Z Data Tools functions.

Table 1. Z Data Tools panels
Option Description Panel Usage Equivalent function
0 0.1–0.9 Set Processing Options displays and changes parameters that affect Z Data Tools behavior. Set Processing Options panel Setting your default processing options SET SET (Set Processing Options)
1 View allows you to display and edit data but without the ability to save changes. You can scroll through the data, search for a line number or string, hide records, and copy data to the clipboard. View panel Viewing and changing data sets DSV1 DSV (Data Set View)
2 Edit allows you to display and edit data. Editor panel Viewing and changing data sets DSE1 DSE (Data Set Edit)
3 Utility Functions Utility Functions menu panel    
3.0 Set DBCS Format allows you to specify which columns in a data record are in EBCDIC (the default), DBCS, or mixed format. Set DBCS Format panel Printing DBCS data FMT FMT (Set DBCS Format)
3.1 Data Create Utility allows you to create sequential data sets, VSAM data sets or PDS members, and initialize their field values. Data Create Utility panel Creating data sets and records DSG DSG (Data Set Generate)
3.2 Print Utility allows you to print data. Print Utility panel Printing from Z Data Tools DSP DSP (Data Set Print)
3.3 Copy Utility allows you to copy data from a partitioned, sequential, or VSAM data set to any other partitioned, sequential, or VSAM data set, with optional record selection and field-level reformatting. Copy From panel Copying data sets DSC DSC (Data Set Copy)
3.4 Catalog Services displays or prints catalog information and lets you work with catalog entries. Catalog Services panel Managing catalog entries SCS SCS (Catalog Services)
3.5 Work with VTOC displays or prints a list of the data sets on a disk volume obtained from the disk VTOC. Display VTOC panel Displaying a Volume Table of Contents (VTOC) DVT DVT (Display VTOC)
3.6 Find/Change Utility allows you to search for or change a string in a partitioned, sequential or VSAM data set. Find/Change Utility panel Finding and changing data in multiple PDS members FCH FCH (Find/Change)
3.7 AFP Print Browse provides a formatted display of an Advanced Function Printing (LIST3820) document. AFP Print Browse panel Browsing AFP Print documents APB1
3.8 Memory Browse displays user storage in dump format.   Browsing your user storage MB1
3.9 Print Browse browses print output.   Printing from Z Data Tools PB1
3.10 Load Module Utilities      
3.10.1 View Load Module allows you to display or print a list of the symbols (CSECTs, common sections, entry points, compiler options, and ZAPs) in a load module (or program object). Load Module Information - Selection panel Viewing load module information VLM VLM (View Load Module)
3.10.2 Compare Load Modules allows you to perform load module comparison,with selection from various compare criteria on module and CSECT level. Load Module Information panel Comparing load modules CLM CLM (Compare Load Module)
3.11 Compare data allows you to perform data set comparisons, with optional record selection and field level comparison mapping. Compare Utility: "Old" and "New" panels Comparing data sets DSM DSM (Data Set Compare)
3.12 Print audit trail report prints the contents of the audit trail data set. Print Audit Trail panel Printing your Audit Trail Report
3.13 Copybook View and Print displays and prints a copybook or template definition. Copybook View and Print: View panel Copybook View and Print Utility (option 3.13 or 7.2) PBK
3.14 or 9.1 List Websphere MQ managers and queues lists Websphere MQ managers and queues. WebSphere MQ Managers panel Working with WebSphere MQ
4 Tape Specific Functions      
4.1 Tape Browse allows you to browse physical records on a tape. Tape Browse panel Tape Browse (option 4.1) TB1
4.2 Tape Data Copy Function Tape Data Copy Functions panel Tape Data Copy Function (option 4.2)  
4.2.1 Tape to Tape copies tape files from one tape to another. Tape to Tape panel Tape to Tape (option 4.2.1) TT TT (Tape to Tape)
4.2.2 Tape to Tape Reblocked copies a file from one tape to another, changing the block size and record format. Tape to Tape Reblocked panel Tape to Tape Reblocked (option 4.2.2) TTR TTR (Tape to Tape Reblocked)
4.2.3 Tape to Labeled Tape copies standard labeled tapes. Tape to Labeled Tape panel Tape to Labeled Tape (option 4.2.3) TLT TLT (Tape to Labeled Tape)
4.2.4 Tape to VSAM copies tape records to a VSAM data set. Tape to VSAM panel Tape to VSAM (option 4.2.4) TV TV (Tape to VSAM)
4.2.5 Tape to Sequential Data copies tape records to a sequential data set. Tape to QSAM panel Tape to Sequential Data (option 4.2.5) TS TS (Tape to Sequential Data)
4.2.6 VSAM to Tape copies VSAM records to a tape file. VSAM to Tape panel VSAM to Tape (option 4.2.6) VT VT (VSAM to Tape)
4.2.7 Sequential Data to Tape copies sequential records to a tape file. Sequential Data to Tape panel Sequential Data to Tape (option 4.2.7) ST ST (Sequential Data to Tape)
4.2.8 Exported Stacked Volume Copy copies a logical volume from an Exported Stacked Volume to a physical volume. Exported Stacked Volume Copy panel Exported Stacked Volume Copy (option 4.2.8) EVC EVC (Exported Stacked Volume Copy)
4.3 Tape Update allows you to update tape records on-screen, while copying the data from one tape to another. Tape Update panel Tape Update (option 4.3) TU1
4.4 Tape Record Load copies a specified number of tape records to another tape, and allows you to alter selected blocks. Tape Record Load (option 4.4) Tape Record Load panel
4.5 Tape Print print tape records, optionally deblocked. Tape Print panel Tape Print (option 4.5) TP TP (Tape Print)
4.6 Tape Map summarizes tape contents for a specified number of files. Tape Map panel Tape Map (option 4.6) TMP TMP (Tape Map)
4.7 Create Tape Data writes test data to tape. Create Tape Data panel Create Tape Data (option 4.7) BT BT (Create Tape File)
4.8 Tape Label Display prints tape labels and a tape label summary. Tape Label Display panel Tape Label Display (option 4.8) TLB TLB (Tape Label Display)
4.9 Tape to Tape Compare compares two tapes byte by byte. Tape to Tape Compare panel Tape to Tape Compare (option 4.9) TTC TTC (Tape to Tape Compare)
4.10 Tape Record Scan scans for a specified string of data in a tape file. Tape Record Scan panel Tape Record Scan (option 4.10) TRS TRS (Tape Record Scan)
4.11 Write Tape Mark writes one or more tape marks at the current position. Write Tape Mark panel Write Tape Mark (option 4.11) WTM WTM (Write Tape Mark)
4.12 Initialize Tape Z Data Tools overview Initialize Tape (option 4.12) INT INT (Initialize Tape)
4.13 Erase Tape erases a tape from the current position until end-of-tape (EOT). Erase Tape panel Erase Tape (option 4.13) ERT ERT (Erase Tape)
4.14 Exported Stacked Volume List prints the table of contents (TOC) from an Exported Stacked Volume. Exported Stacked Volume List panel Exported Stacked Volume List (option 4.14) EVL EVL (Exported Stacked Volume List)
4.15 Tape Positioning Functions Tape Positioning Functions panel Tape Positioning Functions (option 4.15)  
4.15.1 Backward Space File moves a tape backward one or more tape files.   BSF BSF BSF (Backward Space File)
4.15.2 Forward Space File moves a tape forward one or more tape files.   FSF FSF FSF (Forward Space File)
4.15.3 Backward Space Record moves the tape backward one or more records.   BSR BSR BSR (Backward Space Record)
4.15.4 Forward Space Record moves a tape forward one or more tape records or tape marks.   FSR FSR FSR (Forward Space Record)
4.15.5 Tape Rewind rewinds a tape to the load point.   REW REW REW (Tape Rewind)
4.15.6 Tape Rewind-Unload rewinds a tape and unloads it.   RUN RUN RUN (Tape Rewind-Unload)
5 Disk/VSAM Data Functions   Disk/VSAM Data Functions  
5.1 Disk Browse displays the data structure and contents of records stored on the tracks of the specified physical disk.   Disk Browse (option 5.1) DB1
5.2 Disk Track Edit allows you to display and edit records on the specified physical disk.   Disk Track Edit (option 5.2) DTE1
5.3 Disk Print prints records from the specified tracks on a physical disk.   Disk Print (option 5.3) DP DP (Disk Print)
5.4 Disk Record Scan searches the specified tracks of a physical disk for a particular string or an EOF record.   Disk Record Scan (option 5.4) DRS DRS (Disk Record Scan)
5.5 Write EOF Record writes a logical EOF record at the specified absolute disk address.   Write EOF Record (option 5.5) EOF
5.6 Data Set Extents displays the beginning and end addresses of the disk extents of a disk data set.   Data Set Extents (option 5.6) DSX DSX (Data Set Extents)
5.7 VSAM Update allows you to select and then edit a single record in a VSAM data set. VSAM Update (option 5.7) VSAM Update (option 5.7) VU1
5.8 Data In Virtual displays data-in-virtual data sets in full-screen mode. You can use this function to browse the data as a continuous string of bytes.   Data in Virtual (option 5.8)  
6 OAM Functions   OAM Functions  
6.1 Object Directory List displays or prints a list of Object Access Method (OAM) objects from a collection; if you display the list, you can browse, print, update, or erase any of the listed objects.   Object Directory List (option 6.1) ODL ODL (Object Directory List)
6.2 Object Browse displays an OAM object.   Object Browse (option 6.2) OB1
6.3 Object Print prints an OAM object.   Object Print (option 6.3) OP OP (Object Print)
6.4 Object Update allows you to display and edit an OAM object.   Object Update (option 6.4) OU1
6.5 Object Erase erases an OAM object.   Object Erase (option 6.5) OE1
6.6 Object Copy Functions      
6.6.1 Object to VSAM copies one or more OAM objects to a VSAM data set.   Object to VSAM (option 6.6.1) OV OV (Object to VSAM)
6.6.2 Object to Sequential Data copies one or more OAM objects to a sequential data set.   Object to Sequential Data (option 6.6.2) OS OS (Object to Sequential Data)
6.6.3 VSAM to Object copies data from a VSAM data set to one or more OAM objects.   VSAM to Object (6.6.3) VO VO (VSAM to Object)
6.6.4 Sequential Data to Object copies data from a sequential data set to one or more OAM objects. Sequential Data to Object (option 6.6.4) SO SO (Sequential Data to Object)  
6.6.5 Object to Object copies an OAM object to another object within the same collection, or to another collection. Object to Object (option 6.6.5) Object to Object (option 6.6.5) OO OO (Object to Object)
7 Template and copybook utilities allows you to create, update and edit templates and copybooks. Copybook and Template Utility functions panel    
7.1 Workbench allows you to create, edit or update a single template. Template Workbench panel Creating and editing templates AF1
7.2 Print allows you to view or print copybooks or templates. Copybook View and Print: Entry panel Copybook View and Print Utility (option 3.13 or 7.2) PBK PBK (Print Copybook)
7.3 Build allows you to compile copybooks into templates. Template Build Utility panel Creating corresponding templates from selected copybooks BTB BTB (Batch Template Build)
7.4 Update allows you to update templates. Template Update Utility panel Updating one or more templates BTU BTU (Batch Template Update)
7.5 Import allows you to import templates. Template Import Utility panel Updating one or more templates TPIMP TPIMP (Import template from XML)
7.6 Export allows you to export templates. Template Export Utility panel Updating one or more templates TPEXP TPEXP (Export template to XML)
7.7 Repository allows you to create and maintain repository data sets and entries.   Template repository utilities  
8 Access Hierarchical File System invokes standard ISPF services to enable access to z/OS® UNIX System Services (USS) and Hierarchical File System (HFS) Utilities. Access Hierarchical File System panel Using UNIX System Services and the Hierarchical File System  
  1. This function can only be invoked under ISPF, as described in Invoking Z Data Tools panels from outside Z Data Tools.