Playing back a simple macro

This section shows how to play back the macro that you just recorded. Before you start, go back to ISPF Primary Option Menu. This is the starting point for this macro.
  1. Verify that the application screen is the ISPF Primary Option Menu. See Figure 2.
  2. Select a macro to run. If you have just recorded the macro used in this example, then the name of the macro is displayed in the currently selected macro field (the white text field on the left of the Macro Manager toolbar.) If not, then follow these steps to make that macro the currently selected macro:
    • On the Macro Manager toolbar click Select a Macro. This icon is the large downward-pointing arrowhead.
    • The Available Macros window appears.
    • Under Macro Location click the location of the macro, such as Personal Library.
    • Under Macro List, click the name, such as ispf_ex1.mac, that you assigned to the macro recorded in the previous section of this chapter.
    • Click OK
  3. Verify that the name of the macro that you want to run is displayed as the currently selected macro.
  4. Play the selected macro by clicking the Play macro icon. (This icon displays a small rightward-pointing arrowhead over the image of a cassette).
  5. You should see the application screen change quickly to the Utility Selection Panel screen and then to the Data Set List Utility screen. Also, during the playback the icons on the left side of the Macro Manager toolbar are briefly disabled. After the playback is complete these icons are re-enabled.
  6. Playback is complete.
Some observations: