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ISPF Programmer’s Guide by Franz Lanz

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14Edit macros – Create and apply

In this chapter, you will learn how you create and use edit macros. With edit macros will recurring tasks are performed quickly and elegantly. To get the full benefit of the ISPF editor, edit macros in my opinion are indispensable.

We have already extensively worked in the first part of this book on the operation of the ISPF editor; therefore, we now want get to know another very interesting part of the ISPF editor. There are many activities in ISPF where a certain automation may be helpful. These are, for example, the preparation and the SUBMIT batch jobs, the edit output lists, etc.

For such tasks, the use of edit macro is a very nice aid. This recurring work can be always greatly accelerated and facilitated. ...

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