||Download the MVS
Workbench and Files Organizer, i.e. the Project Work Manager
tool package. (8496 KB)
You need to use Winzip to unzip the downloaded
After you unzip
the PROJWRK.ZIP file using the Winzip utility program and successfully upload all files from a PC workstation
to your MVS/TSO host, you need to use a 'RECEIVE INDA(/)' TSO command on the MVS displayed File list to convert each
selected sequential file into PDS file format. Please see the README.TXT file in the PROJWRK.ZIP file for more information
of how to upload your PC files to your MVS/TSO account.
When you start using this tool, if you get
the error messages which indicate that the QDS command is
invalid, you may either ignore it or copy the QDS command
provided by the LOAD library of this tool package to the
STEPLIB or SYSLIB of your TSO session to solve the
Getting A Quick Start:
After download, if you don't like to read
the lenthy documents provided by this tool package, you may
check out the following few simple instructions for a
quick start to use this tool:
Copy the USERID.PROJ.EXEC file to
a member file of your USERID.LOGON.CLIST library
and name it 'PROJ'.
On the ISPF primary menu, enter a
'TSO PROJ' command
to display the PANEL2 panel of this tool.
On the PANEL2 panel, enter a 'NEW' command
such as 'NEW myproj', where
'myproj' can be any name you choose, to display
the PANEL1 panel and you may start to create your
first project or work item. On the PANEL1 panel
you may type in any data set name of the 'myproj'
project that you will work on.
Press PF3 key to return to PANEL2
panel. Type the selection code of the new project
to display the PANEL3 panel of the 'myproj'
project you have just created.
On the PANEL3 panel you may enter
an 'E' (Edit) command to edit
the Project List member file named 'myproj', and
add or delete any data set names in that file.
Press PF3 key to return to the
PANEL3 panel. On the PANEL3 panel type the
selection code of a PDS to display a PDS Member
List panel, i.e. the PANEL4 panel.
Move the cursor down next to a PDS
member file and press the Enter key to edit the
selected file. Press PF3 key to exit the edit
session and return back to the PANEL4 panel. A
bookmark will be automatically set to the edited
file screen that was last edited.
On the PANEL4 panel you may type a
'XX' command at either the
panel command line or at the member command line
to branch back to the PANEL2 panel.
On the PANEL2 panel if the cursor
is on the panel command line and a 'Last Used'
project or work item marker (i.e. the red dash '-' flag)
can be found, then simply press the Enter key
without typing any command to select that project
or work item again.
Similarly, on the PANEL3 panel you
may just press the Enter key without typing any
command to select a PDS file while the cursor is
on the panel command line area and a 'Last Used'
PDS marker (i.e. the '-' flag)
is set next to the most recently used PDS that
you want to select it again.
On the PANEL4, you may also press
the Enter key without typing any command to
select the most recently edited, browsed, or
viewed PDS member file, provided that the cursor
is on the panel command line area and a 'Last
Used' marker (i.e. the '-' flag)
is set next to a PDS member file.
Note that from the PANEL2 panel you may press the
Enter key three times to repeatedly work on the
most recently worked PDS member files on the
PANEL4 panel very easily.
On any of the PROJWRK panels you may press
PF1 key to obtain more information of the online tutorial
of that panel. You may also enter a 'PH' or 'WHAT' command to get
more information of this tool. On any panel enter a 'FFF' User-Exit
command can display a Front-End process panel of the ISPF
option 3.4. Next to any data set name on the PANEL3 panel
type a 'FF' User-Exit command can display an ISPF
option 3.4 like panel. Next to a data set name on the
PANEL3 panel you may type a 'SF' command to send the file to a
Whenever you need to use a function on the
original ISPF primay panel, please don't enter an 'X' command to exit
from the PROJWRK session, you may type a 'MM' User-Exit
command on any of the PROJWRK panels to display the ISPF
Main Menu, i.e. the ISPF primary panel instead. From the
ISPF Main Menu you may enter an 'X' command or press the
PF3 key to easily return back to the PROJWRK session.
Please note that there are many more other
very attractive features that have already been provided
by this tool package, such as the enhanced Edit Macro
Commands, Edit Ring functions, various users self-defined
User-Exit commands, extended 'String Search' and
"Massive Change' utilities, etc. To learn more
about those functions, it is highly recommended that you
should read the documents. Please tell a friend about this
Program Source code
the REXX program source code of this tool package (1318 KB).
You need to use Winzip to unzip the downloaded
After you download the zip file, you need to use free tool Winzip
utility program on the zip file named projsrc.zip to get the the prjexec.xmt
file on our PC. Then you need to upload this
file onto your MVS/TSO account and use 'RECEIVE INDA(/)' command to create a REXX program source
PDS library file named USERID.@PROJWRK.EXEC. Please see the README.TXT file inside the
PROJWRK.ZIP file for more instructions of how to create such PDS files.
you for using this tool. Good luck to you and wish that this tool can
help you to improve the efficiency and productivity of your MVS programming work.