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Assign a REXX to a key

Assign a REXX to a key

Assign a REXX to a key

How can i assign a REXX to a normal key, not a pf??

RE: Assign a REXX to a key

What platform?

Frank Clarke
--America's source for adverse opinions since 1943.

RE: Assign a REXX to a key

mainframe zos, ispf

RE: Assign a REXX to a key

All the m/f operating systems are interrupt-driven and respond only to certain keys as "interrupt keys": PF1-24, ATTN, SYSREQ, PA1-3; there may be a few others.  

So the short answer to your question is "no".

Frank Clarke
--America's source for adverse opinions since 1943.

RE: Assign a REXX to a key

could i trigger a rexx by a event?, for example when A starts trigger rexx b

RE: Assign a REXX to a key

There are packages such as CA-7 which carry out their mandate (sometimes) by "watching" for certain events, such as the creation of a dataset of a particular name, and then act as instructed.

There is no built-in way to do this in z/OS; you have to have the package, or you have to write code (usually in Assembler) and you have to be veryveryvery good at it.

Alternatively, you could set up a scheduled task on Windoze and have it FTP JCL to the mainframe to run a task there.

Frank Clarke
--America's source for adverse opinions since 1943.

RE: Assign a REXX to a key

This sounds like the type of task you'd perform through your console automation (i.e. Netview or other products), but the O/P is being rather vague for anyone to offer much more input on this.

RE: Assign a REXX to a key

Depending on what software you use to connect to the mainframe you may be able to write a macro or script to do this.  In my previous employment I used IBM Personal Communication to connect.  I mapped the key sequent Alt+L to run a script that would do a login to ISPF. It would accept input for the password and then do attention keys such as [enter] or [pf3].  If your software allows for keyboard remapping you may be able to do this.  

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