The following is a list of frequently asked
questions that are answered at the SELCOPY/i query
||Why do I need SELCOPY/i?
|| SELCOPY/i allows you to do perform
most of your day-to-day work in a Windows-style
mainframe environment, and also provides you
with a consistent working environment across
all supported mainframe environments.
SELCOPY/i can run either as a VTAM application,
from the TSO command line, within ISPF, or
under CMS. All Operating system variants from
MVS, OS/390, z/OS, VM/ESA, and z/VM are supported.
Using SELCOPY/i, you can edit multiple files, view
the output of a number of CBLVCAT commands,
debug a SELCOPY program, and more..
all at the same time!
|| Can I run SELCOPY and
CBLVCAT within SELCOPY/i?
|| YES! You
can use SELCOPY/i to run SELCOPY programs and all
CBLVCAT commands interactively, and obtain
the output in a 3270 Window.
|| I've started SELCOPY/i under
ISPF. How do I get at my ISPF applications
from within SELCOPY/i?
|| When SELCOPY/i is started from
within ISPF, users can switch into 'ISPF mode',
where other applications (such as RMF or ISMF)
may be running concurrently with SELCOPY/i in a
split screen mode. Users can switch between
the two using F9 (or Shift F9),
in the same way they do now under ISPF.
This facility is not available when SELCOPY/i is
run as a VTAM application, under CMS or from
the TSO command prompt.
|| My monitor is a 15"
CRT. Can I still run SELCOPY/i?
|| SELCOPY/i can be run on any 3270
monitor (or any 3270 emulation software),
but in order to get the maximum benefit we
recommend using a 17" or a 19" screen.
We also recommend setting the terminal emulation
to the 'IBM Dynamic' setting, and running
at 62 rows x 160 characters wide. This
may require new VTAM TN3270/TN3270E LOGMODE
definitions. These changes will allow you
to see a larger number of windows concurrently.
If you do not have a large screen or your
terminal emulation software does not support
'IBM Dynamic', you can still run SELCOPY/i.
We recommend using the InitialSize=MAX
setting in the SELCOPY/i System INI File. This
will cause all windows to be opened up in
full screen mode and thus obscure the main
window menu bar.
However, SELCOPY/i always has a command line available.
Commands and Function keys are available to
help navigate windows, open Data Set lists,
Volume lists etc. and so full use of SELCOPY/i
facilities may be achieved in the absence
of the main window menu bar.
e.g. Shift F9 will allow you
to cycle through the windows.
|| Does SELCOPY/i allow me to
run other software interactively?
|| Not yet! We are currently
working on technology which should allow any
software that runs under TSO or ISPF to run
unchanged under SELCOPY/i.
One of the most important applications is
SDSF which can be run from the TSO command
prompt or within ISPF.