Administration Guide

This documentation is intended for the Natural ISPF system administrator and describes Natural ISPF administration procedures. Separate sections explain how to set up the Natural ISPF environment according to the requirements of your site.

This documentation covers the following topics:

System Configuration Describes system configuration procedures. These include subsystem customization, activating logon screen and user exits, as well as setting some parameters for the users' working environment.
User Definitions Tells you how to create and maintain user definitions, including authorization profiles at the single user, user group and default level.
Menu Maintenance Deals with menu customization. Syntax is described with which you can modify existing menus and create new ones.
Site-Specific Online Information Describes how you can write online help texts and provide other online information.
User Exits Tells how you can make use of the various user exits supplied by Software AG.
Buffer Pool and Recovery Files Describes the Editor buffer pool and buffer pool recovery files, and gives instructions on how the buffer pool efficiency can be optimized. A special subsection on trouble shooting tells you what to do when certain messages are given out.
Natural ISPF Libraries Lists the name of the libraries as they appear on the installation medium together with their descriptive names. In all sections except in the Installation documentation, libraries are referred to by their descriptive names.
Natural ISPF Special Characters Lists all special characters used in Natural ISPF, together with their hexadecimal values for easy translation to other keyboards.
Authorization Classes Lists the available authorization classes and the Natural ISPF objects they refer to. Authorization classes are used in menu line definition, in the site control table, and in user definition.
Subsystems Supported by Natural ISPF Lists the available subsystems supported by Natural ISPF. Subsystems are activated by inclusion in the configuration member CONFIG, and are used in menu line definition.

Further customization facilities are described in the Natural ISPF Programmer's Guide.

Naming Conventions

The section Natural ISPF Libraries of this documentation contains a table that lists all Natural ISPF libraries as they appear after loading the installation medium, together with a descriptive name as to the library content. For example, a library named SYSISPX could be the Exit Library.

From the section System Configuration onwards, Natural ISPF libraries are referred to by their descriptive names (for example, Exit Library instead of SYSISPX).