Comprehensive REXX Programming for z/OS

Training Summary
This course is designed to enable the attendee to create, execute, debug and modify programs in the REXX programming language. The course includes execution under MVS, both from TSO/E and non-TSO/E address spaces. Comparisons to similar CLIST capabilities are provided where reasonable. Quizzes and labs are used to reinforce presented topics. solutions in a rapid manner, assisting in a one on one fashion with the more complicated aspects of the local environment. All instructors have extensive backgrounds in providing solutions to the systems needs of corporate clients and possess a diversity of skills, experience and industry contacts.
Students should have a basic understanding of the data center environment as a prerequisite for this course.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for Data Center technical support and programming staff.
Course Topics
  • REXX Overview
  • First REXX Procedure
  • Running REXX
  • Expressions and Operators
  • REXX Variables
  • REXX Keywords
  • Calling and Writing Subroutines and Functions
  • Built-in Functions
  • More Keyword Instructions
  • TSO/E Specific Built-In Functions
  • File I/O
  • NetView REXX
  • Using REXX with z/OS UNIX System Services
  • Rexx and ISPF
  • DB2 and REXX
  • REXX and CICS
  • VSAM and REXX
  • Advanced REXX Topics: The Stack & PARSE
  • SAS and REXX
  • IBM REXX Compiler
  • REXX and Pro/JCL
  • Web CGI Programming in REXX
  • TCP/IP Socket Programming in REXX
  • Open Object REXX Built-In Functions
  • REXX and SDSF

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