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ISPF Dialog Manager
DURATION: 5 days

FEE: $2,475

Based upon a class size of six students.

Scheduling can be adjusted to employee work hours and incorporate client assignments.

There is a surcharge associated with training two or fewer students.


  • Programmer
  • System Analyst
  • System Programmer
  • IT Professional


    1. Introduction
      • Examine the allocations for panels, CLISTs procedures, REXX procedures, messages and tables.
    2. Dialog Manager Panels
      • Create a data entry panel with field validation.
      • Data is to be written to a QSAM dataset.
      • Panels should be controlled with a REXX or CLIST procedure.
    3. Variable Services
      • Pass variables between multiple procedures.
      • Optionally code a COBOL program that read the variables and passes updated values to the REXX or CLIST procedure.
    4. Message Services
      • Using the previous data entry, code customized error messages and tutorial for the end user.
    5. Dialog versus Select Services Dialog Testing
      • Create a menu to navigate to the data entry.
      • Display listing panel and exit.
    6. Table Handling
      • Code and test a Keyed Dialog Table to provide values for entered codes.
    7. File Tailoring
      • Create a skeleton JCL that is generated and submitted by the user.
    8. Special Processing
      • Code and test a program to use the LIST service that allows a dialog to write data lines directly to the ISPF list dataset.
    9. Language Interfaces and Compatibilities
      • Code a SELECT service using COBOL.

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Effective February 27, 2012, the course dates listed on the SYS-ED schedules only will be available based upon approved and authorized user ID.

Copyright Acknowledgement: The software product(s) listed in this outline are owned and copyrighted by their respective companies. SYS-ED makes no representation regarding ownership in any of the software products that we train on.

SYS-ED courses are not intended for or open to the general public. They are intended for employees of Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, consulting companies, software, companies, healthcare providers. and mid-sized businesses. Individuals attending such courses will be required to execute a statement acknowledging that the employer will be paying for the SYS-ED course and that the employer has a licensed version of the software.