Verifying the customization of File Manager

After you have completed the initial installation and customization of File Manager base function, you can perform the following steps to verify your customization.

You might need to refer to the File Manager for z/OS User’s Guide and Reference for IMS Data.

  1. Edit and submit the batch installation verification program (IVP) job, FMNVERIF, as described in the File Manager Program Directory.

    Check the results to ensure the job ran successfully.

  2. Log on to a TSO user ID that is enabled to access and use File Manager.
  3. Start File Manager:
    • If you have added an option for File Manager to your ISPF Primary Options menu (see Adding File Manager to the ISPF menu), type the option value you have assigned to File Manager and press Enter. For example, if you have assigned F to File Manager, type F and press Enter.
    • If you defined File Manager to the ISPF command table (see Defining File Manager in an ISPF command table), verify that File Manager can be started by entering the command FM on any ISPF command line.

    The File Manager Primary Option Menu is displayed.

    Note: The first time you use File Manager, a Copyright panel appears. After reading the panel text, press the Cancel key (PF12). In subsequent File Manager sessions, this panel will not automatically appear.
  4. Enter VER on the command line to display the release level and PTF level of File Manager. A panel is displayed similar to this:
    IBM File Manager for z/OS Version 15 Release 1 Modification
    (not APF authorized)
    Service Levels of installed components
                 Base       IMS        Db2        CICS
    English      -NONE-     -NONE-     -NONE-     -NONE-
    1. This will always show File Manager as not APF authorized, even if you have made File Manager APF-authorized, as File Manager cannot run APF-authorized under ISPF.
    2. When you first install File Manager, -NONE- will be shown under each component that you have installed. Subsequently, when you have applied service to File Manager, a PTF number will be shown, indicating the PTF level of each component you have installed. If you have not installed a component, that component will not be shown at all.

      If you have installed the Japanese language component, another line will be displayed indicating the service level of that component.

  5. Press the Exit key (PF3) to end the File Manager session and return to your ISPF menu.
Several other sample batch jobs are distributed in FMN.SFMNSAM1 to help you verify the installation of File Manager and demonstrate its functions. They are:
Sample job
Copy all records from one file to another, modifying a record in the process.
Find JCL exec statements that run a particular program.
Find JCL EXEC statements that run a particular program, and rename the program in each member in place.
Print the JCL members that execute a particular program.
Print selected records and drop all other records, formatting the output from a template.
Perform a simple record selection, and copy the selected records to a file.
Split selected records to two output files.
Make selective updates in a member of a data set, in place, using function DSEB and REXX.
Make selective updates in a member of a data set, in place, using function DSU and FASTREXX.

You will have to make changes to these jobs before you can run them. See the sample jobs for information about the changes you need to make.

You can now complete the installation of File Manager by performing the ACCEPT processing. The steps involved are described in the File Manager Program Directory.