Programmer, technical support personnel, and other individuals that need to write CLISTs.
This course will introduce students to the skills necessary to code CLISTs in a z/OS Environment.
A series of written and lab exercises will be used to reinforce the classroom education.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Create and allocate CLIST libraries
- Invoke CLISTs and pass parameters to them
- Use CLIST instructions to perform terminal I/O
- Perform arithmetic calculations and character operations
- Use such CLIST programming constructs as: F statements, SELECT WHEN constructs, DO WHILE and iterative DO loop sequences
- Debug CLISTs via CONTROL statements
- Write user developed CLIST subprocedures
- Issue TSO commands from a CLIST
- Trap TSO command output and process the output in a CLIST
- Use ISPF services
- Read and write sequential datasets
- Create CLIST based ISPF edit macros
- Execute CLISTs in batch jobs
Introduction to z/OS, or equivalent experience. TSO/ISPF, or equivalent experience. Previous experience in designing and coding application programs will enhance the results of this course.