Making Z Data Tools the default VSAM editor

You can configure ISPF to specify Z Data Tools as the VSAM editor that is to be invoked automatically when a VSAM data set is specified in ISPF Options 1, 2, 3, or 11. You do this by updating the ISPF Configuration Table Keyword File to provide values for the VSAM-related keywords listed in Table 1:

Table 1. VSAM-related keywords and values
Keyword Suggested value
VSAM_EDIT_ENABLED YES
VSAM_EDIT_COMMAND HFMINV DSE /
VSAM_EDIT_LIMITED NO
VSAM_BROWSE_ENABLED YES
VSAM_BROWSE_COMMAND HFMINV DSB /
VSAM_BROWSE_LIMITED NO
VSAM_VIEW_ENABLED YES
VSAM_VIEW_COMMAND HFMINV DSV /
VSAM_VIEW_LIMITED NO
VSAM_RESTRICTED_BROWSE_DATASET NONE
VSAM_RESTRICTED_EDIT_DATASET NONE
VSAM_RESTRICTED_VIEW_DATASET NONE

You then use this keyword file to build an ISPF configuration load module. For information about how to do this, see z/OS ISPF Planning and Customizing.