TSO/ISPF - Editing a Data Set

Edit is very similar to view, except in the case when the Save-function is enabled, changes to the edited data or member can therefore be saved.

In order to edit a data set, you need to log on to TSO.  Once you have logged in, you will need to use PDF (option P - ISPF/Program Development Facility) to get to the ISPF Primary Option Menu:


Then choose option 2 - Edit. This will take you to the Edit Entry Panel:


In this screen, you will need to enter the Project, Group, and Type to edit a member of the library. A complete listing of the library, SYS1.CPAC.PARMLIB, will be displayed:

Then tab down to the member you would like to edit and press enter.

If you know the membername, you can bypass the library listing and go directly into editing the member by typing in the membername at the Edit Entry Panel.

You can only edit your own data sets. Edit should only be used when accessing a data set to which you wish to create or make changes.

Please note: If you are having problems remembering the complete data set name, you may want to use the Data Set Listing Utility accessible through PDF (option P), Utilities (option 3), then Data Set Listing (option 4). This Utility is commonly referred to as P.3.4 (pronounced 'P dot 3 dot 4'). Through this utility you may use wild cards to help you locate the name of your/the desired data set.


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