We are currently migrating from ISPF version 3.5 to version 4. Here
are a couple of things I did to aid in the migration.
Look and feel
Bruce Gillispie, better known as
the Rock Painter, gave me a Rexx exec that performs a few things
in ISPF version 4 that makes it look and feel more like the old
trusty ISPF we grew up with. I've made a mod or two to it and it's
available as NEWISPF.TXT.
At our shop we had a unique situation: the profile dataset was also the
CLIST dataset. This cuts down on the number of datasets on TSO packs
but it puts a lot of garbage members in the user's CLIST library. Since
I wanted the capability to go back and forth between ISPF version 3 and
version 4, I decided to create an Exec that would copy the profile
members forward into a new ISPF profile library. Here is the driving
exec and the utility exec:
NEWPROF - determine if new profile
dataset is needed and invoke the profile copy utility.
COPYPROF - utility to only copy the
ISPF profile members