Executing CLISTs. To execute a CLIST, use the EXEC command. From an ISPF command line, type TSO in front of the command. In TSO/E EDIT or TEST mode. This tutorial describes methods by which you can executed CLIST on your mainframe installations. The CLIST language enables you to work more efficiently with TSO/E. You can write programs, called CLISTs, that perform given tasks or.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Wed Nov 03, 2: If the Command field is already occupieddo the following otherwise skip this paragraph. That should show you a map of the keyboard. Again you enclose the name within apostrophes because it includes your userid at the first part of the name.

Just thought I’d mention it, because it can be a real puzzler in the exceedingly rare cases where it happens.

Some of the features you can specify, and their meanings, are: A statement label is an alphanumeric string up to 31 characters long starting with a letterwith a colon: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I suggest that you provide a trace of your rexx exec. This has the benefit of being easier for a person reading your code to understand the meaning without ambiguity.

Builtin variables you can use: Without parentheses to change the order, exponentiation is done first, then multiplication and division, then addition and subtraction again, like real math. Communicating with the terminal userstarting on page Brody Kenneth Chenault Michael L.

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In other words, the mainfrwme remains at the end of the line, right after whatever is written, making it look as though it is waiting for input. Remember that not all of these variables are populated if you did not specify the relevant optional parameters as mentioned in the preceding paragraph Shown below are some of the variables where your information comes back after you invoke LISTDSI. Watson — Thomas Watson Jr. It has two cousins. Palmisano — Clisst Rometty —present.


How to Execute CLIST

Instead of specifying zero, you specify the number of required parameters, followed by their parameter names. Caveat — right, always with the caveats — and this one is pretty unlikely, so feel mainfram to skip this paragraph — there are some special command tables that are probably not being used at your location, but possibly might be — there’s a slight chance — and in such command tables the person responsible for their setup can set it up such that command XYZ is only valid if it comes from some particular source or is invoked in some particular way.

So if you use parentheses, it reduces the chance that someone updating your CLIST in the future will mess up the calculation. A program written in a compiled language is translated once to create a “load module” or executable. Pedro Senior Member Joined: CLIST is an interpreted language.

So you can set it up to run every time you Logon TSO. Academy of Technology Centers for Advanced Studies: In this case I’m also showing you a link to the read-it-online IBM Knowledge Center version, which has the advantage of being easy to navigate online: Amend the DSN so the member name is in parentheses: Retrieved from ” https: That is to be the topic of a separate post, right after this one.


For example, the following lines could be used as an awkward method for writing the word South: CICS program with Delay question.

IBM MAINFRAME: run CLIST or REXX program using JCL

Mainvrame following lines would find the positions of the first three vowels in the alphabet:. The difference is that using the plus sign causes the removal of any leading blanks on the second line, whereas using the traditionally English-like hyphen leaves the blanks intact when the lines are stitched together.

This, too, is just what it looks like. REUSE is also an cilst to the original syntax. As you may know, TSO adds the three-asterisk line at the end when it finishes writing to the screen in line mode rather than full screen mode.

You just press enter whenever TSO displays the three-asterisk line.

I changed the above code as follows: With the new DSN on the screen, and having Allocate selected as your mainfraame action, you press the enter key again. So choose names that are descriptive of what the user is expected to enter, so that, when prompted, they can guess what is wanted. Wed Nov 03, 1: Save the member and again execute it, from the command line right there in Edit:.

Do not be beguiled by the ease and allure of copying! Find the emulator-specific choice bar that should mainfrxme at the very top of your TSO emulation window.