Fault entry list column configuration

The fault information that is shown on the Fault Entry List display is determined by the HistCols option in effect. If no HistCols option is used, the default is as illustrated in Figure 1.

Individual users are able to alter the Fault Entry List display information by either entering the COLS command or by selecting the View menu Column Configuration option (for information about selecting this option in general, refer to Action-bar pull-down menus). This opens the Fault Entry List Column Configuration display as the example shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Sample Fault Entry List Column Configuration display
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Fault Entry List Column Configuration                          Line 1 Col 1 80
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Current Fault Entry List Column Configuration (Sample Data): Fault ID Job/Tran User ID Sys/Job Abend Date Time F00249 HFZVPCOB FRED MVSA S0C7 2019/11/22 15:29:03 Column Configuration Settings: {Below, you may change your Fault Entry List display column configuration. To make a column visible, or to change its relative display position, enter a non-zero positive value in the Order column; to hide a column, enter 0. The resulting column configuration is shown above.} Order Column 1 Fault_ID 2 Job/Tran 3 User_ID ┌ ───────────────────────────────────┐ 4 Sys/Job │ Default column configuration used │ ❶ F1=Help F3=Sa └───────────────────────────────────┘ F8=Down F10=Left F11=Right F12=Cancel
The Fault Entry List Column Configuration display is divided into two sections:
  • The first is the Current Fault Entry List Column Configuration section, which shows the current column configuration with headings and sample data. This section permits you to see which of the selected columns are visible on the Fault Entry List display without first needing to scroll the display horizontally.
  • The second is the Column Configuration Settings section, which permits you to modify the columns used in the Fault Entry List display.

    To make a column visible, or to change its relative display position, enter a non-zero positive value in the Order column; to hide a column, enter 0.

    After pressing Enter, the resulting column configuration is shown in the current fault entry list column configuration section.

    The Fault_ID column cannot be hidden. If it is not given a specific display position, then it defaults to being the first column.

When the Fault Entry List Column Configuration display is first presented, a message is issued which identifies from where the current column configuration was read (see ❶ in Figure 1). There are four different possibilities:
  • Default column configuration used

    This value indicates that a history file, or a view without a valid -HistCols specification, is selected from the Fault Entry List display, and no changes to the default configuration has been saved in the user's ISPF profile. The default column configuration is determined by the FAISPFopts(HistCols(...)) option in effect.

    If changes are made to this configuration, then they are saved in the user's ISPF profile as the general column configuration.

    Entering the RESET command (PF4) has no effect.

  • General column configuration read from user profile

    This value indicates that a history file, or a view without a valid -HistCols specification, is selected from the Fault Entry List display, and a general column configuration exists in the user's ISPF profile.

    If changes are made to this configuration, then it replaces the general configuration in the user's ISPF profile.

    By entering the RESET command (PF4), the column configuration is reset to the default configuration.

  • Column configuration read from view member member-name

    This value indicates that a view with a valid -HistCols specification is selected from the Fault Entry List display, and no changes to this configuration has been saved in the user's ISPF profile.

    If changes are made to this configuration, then they are saved in the user's ISPF profile as a view-specific column configuration.

    Entering the RESET command (PF4) has no effect.

  • Specific column configuration for view member-name read from user profile

    This value indicates that a view with a valid -HistCols specification is selected from the Fault Entry List display, and a view-specific column configuration exists in the user's ISPF profile.

    If changes are made to this configuration, then it replaces the view-specific configuration in the user's ISPF profile.

    By entering the RESET command (PF4), the column configuration is reset to the -HistCols specification in the view.

The SAVE command (PF3) is used to save the current column configuration in the ISPF profile and return to the Fault Entry List display with the new configuration active. All subsequent interactive Z Abend Investigator sessions use this configuration until it is changed by a subsequent modification, reset to the default using the RESET command, or the ISPF profile is deleted.

The CANCEL command (PF12) can be used to return from the Fault Entry List Column Configuration display without saving any changes made.