Increasing the display area for Z Abend Investigator reports

ISPF supports screen sizes with a width greater than 80. By allowing Z Abend Investigator to use a wider screen, readability of online reports is greatly improved and the necessity of using left and right scrolling commands can be eliminated.

Here is the process:

  1. Check that you have met the technical requirements that are set out in Technical details for screen size adjustments.
  2. Alter the emulator settings to use, for example 27x132.
  3. Logon to ISPF.
  4. Go to ISPF Option 0. Entering SETTINGS on any command line displays the same screen.
  5. Set the screen format to DATA or MAX. See the relevant ISPF publications for explanations of the difference in behavior of DATA and MAX.