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Xpediter/TSO - Compuware
DURATION: 2 days

FEE: $990

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
  • IT Professional


    1. Facilities
      • Acquire familiarity with the terminology and features of Xpediter.
      • Examine and set the options in the setup parameters dialogs.
    2. Full-screen Interface
      • Step through the compile and basic debugging process.
      • Format a new DDIO and create a LOADLIB for the course exercises.
      • Compile the program using the Xpediter processor to generate the code in the DDIO.
      • Setup the Xpediter environment including DDIO, LOADLIB, LOG, and LIST dataset.
      • Execute the program in Xpediter and single step through the program.
      • Retest the program, review the log, and abend the program.
    3. Interactive Debugging Techniques
      • Use the TSO Xpediter facilities.
      • Set different types of breakpoints including an unconditional and conditional breakpoint.
      • Change the flow of the program to continue from a different point.
      • Turn on the statement count to locate dead code and long loops.
      • Change the content of a field at a breakpoint.
      • Turn on the trace facility.
    4. Changing Flow of Control
      • Set a breakpoint and resume execution at the beginning of the paragraph.
      • Retest the program and review the effects.
      • Single step thru a unit of logic.
      • Turn on the MONITOR and execute the program in reverse order.
    5. Trace Facility
      • Turn on and off the TRACE facility.
      • Review the trace LOG.
      • Save the trace LOG to a permanent dataset.
    6. File Allocation Utility
      • Using the FAU, allocate all files in a program and run the program in foreground.
    7. Advanced Debugging Techniques
      • Use interactive Xpediter to efficiently locate problems.
      • Set a breakpoint in order that whenever a field changes value the program pauses.
      • Simulate corrections during execution to minimize the number of compiles.
      • Run a batch testing session with a script.
    8. Reusable Test Scripts
      • Code a script that turns on the COUNT facility each time the program is executed under Xpediter.
      • Code a post script that redirects the COUNT listing to a log after the program completes execution.
      • Code an on-demand script which sets breakpoints and initialize values in data items.

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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.