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Who is using TSO HELP for OPS/MVS commands?

  • 1.  Who is using TSO HELP for OPS/MVS commands?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 22, 2024 05:10 PM
    Greetings OPS/MVS Community members! I'm Ray Mullins, an SE for OPS/MVS, and on behalf of the development staff, I'm posing a question to the community.
    A customer recently reported that one of the OPS/MVS TSO command members in the TSO HELP data set (CCXLHENU) was missing a keyword. We took this as an opportunity to check the validity of the command HELP members against the current TSO commands, and we found a small number of additional discrepancies. As no one had reported issues with these members in well over a decade, we are wondering how often customers use the TSO HELP command, or tools such as the CBT Tape ZTSOHELP, against command members such as OX, OPSGETV, and OPSSETV. 
    We are not concerned with use of the individual message members, as they are used by our OPSLOG message lookup function, and could be used as well externally by TSO HELP or other programs.
    So, dear customers, we are asking for your input. Do you use the OPS/MVS command TSO HELP members, and if so, how? If you do not use them, do you have any strong feelings? Or did you use to use them decades ago but as time marched on, you stopped?
    Thank you in advance for your comments.

    Best regards,

    Ray Mullins
    R&D Engineer, OPS/MVS
    Broadcom MSD