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Implementing REXX Support in SDSF

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 26 June 2007

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ISBN-10: 073848914X
ISBN-13: 9780738489148
IBM Form #: SG24-7419-00

Authors: Lydia Parziale, Amy Miu, Richard Levey, Ludvik Drobnic Martinez and Dario Facchinetti

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    The Restructured Extended Executor (REXX) language is a procedural language that allows you to write programs and algorithms in a clear and structural way. It is an interpreted and compiled language, and you do not have to compile a REXX command list before executing it.

    With IBM z/OS V1.9, you can harness the versatility of REXX to interface and interact with the power of SDSF. A new function called REXX with SDSF is available that provides access to SDSF functions through the use of the REXX programming language. This REXX support provides a simple and powerful alternative to using SDSF batch.

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes the new support and provides sample REXX execs that exploit the new function and that perform real-world tasks related to operations, systems programming, system administration, and automation. This book complements the SDSF documentation, which is primarily reference information.

    The audience for this book includes operations support, system programmers, automation support, and anyone with a desire to access SDSF using a REXX interface.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction and overview

    Chapter 1. Issuing a system command

    Chapter 2. Copying SYSOUT to a PDS

    Chapter 3. Bulk job update processor

    Chapter 4. SDSF support for the COBOL language

    Chapter 5. Searching for a message in SYSLOG

    Chapter 6. Viewing SYSLOG

    Chapter 7. Reviewing execution of a job

    Chapter 8. Remote control from other systems

    Chapter 9. JOB schedule and control

    Chapter 10. SDSF data in graphics

    Chapter 11. Extended uses

    Appendix A. REXX variables for SDSF host commands

    Appendix B. Additional material


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