z/OS Resource Explorer Extension
z/OS Resource Explorer allows you to remotely view and edit the content of members of partitioned data sets (PDS) within a modern, user-friendly IDE. You can create, copy and delete PDS members, and allocate new data sets copying the parameters of a model data set. You can also configure filters to enable fast indexing of large numbers of data sets, and enable syntax awareness for COBOL text by installing the LSP for COBOL extension.
As a modern application developer, you can:
Before you install the extension for z/OS Resource Explorer, ensure that you meet the following prerequisites:
To be able to work with z/OS data sets, a host connection to z/OS is required.
Follow these steps:
The host connection displays in the list of hosts on the left hand side of the interface. An expandable list of all data sets with your username as the high level qualifier displays beneath the host.
To create a new filter, click the "Add Filter" button next to "Data Sets" under your host connection.
The filter creates a new tree which lists all data sets that match the specified filter string. The filter string can contain wildcards anywhere except on the high level qualifier, which is mandatory. The filter string cannot end with a dot.
You can perform the following actions in z/OS Resource Explorer:
While browsing and editing PDS members, syntax awareness for JCL and COBOL files is supported as long as you have an appropriate plugin. The PDS must have the extension .JCL (for a JCL) or .COBOL (for COBOL) for syntax awareness to activate.