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Hi Mainframe & DB2 experts,

I am new to this Google Plus forums. In fact I am new to mainframe itself.

I am in an organization where the mainframe administrators are from the client side. I have been told not to ask any questions from them and reach out to our guys first.

But I am getting little help from my onsite team members. Hence I am forced to post in forums like this.

I work as a Tivoli production support analyst. Mostly my work is on Windows but in rare cases I have to login to z/OS and do some investigation.

Recently I have been getting a lot of JCL abends with the error Command "xyz" not found.

I need to know how I can check the various list of macros / commands available within ISPF / TSO which perform some action like invoking a tool or panel e.t.c.

For example in our z/OS shop there is a tool called CA-Insight. I start this tool from the TSO command line by typing "CAINS". Similarly to start the DB2 panel the command "db2" needs to be typed, for BMC Mainview "mainview" or "mv" needs to be typed on the TSO command line.

Now all these "commands" or "macros" (like "cains" / "db2" / "mainview" / "mv" e.t.c) must be getting translated to a CLIST / REXX or a ISPEXEC / ISPLING

I want to know how many such "translatable macros" (like CAINS) are present in ISPF / TSO.

I tried using the command TSO ISRDDN but I could not make any meaning of the output.

On Unix / AIX I can go to the /bin or /usr/bin folder and see what are the executables available. Ditto for Windows (C:\Program Files.....)

But I how to check various macros / procs in z/OS batch environment.

Thanks for your understanding.

Your disciple- a "mainframe" learner
infra.app.supp.se@gmail.com

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Interesting article on the Planet Mainframe blog by industry analyst Craig Mullins: The New IBM z14: More Secure, Flexible, Powerful and Analytical Than Ever Before.
http://www.planetmainframe.com/2017/07/new-ibm-z14-secure-flexible-powerful-analytical-ever/

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