How to set Screen Mapping for use on the z/OS IT

Document ID : KB000014856
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Screen mapping is set differently on the z/OS IT than the Host Encyclopedia.  Both can be set in PARMLIB (TIRIT or TIRHE) but the value is not used for the remote file (IP -Implementation Package) which has already been created on the toolset or CSE prior to residing in the z/OS IT.  The screen mapping is set on the toolset or CSE before the IP is generated.  Set the system environment setting of TIMAPGEN to 1 for STANDARD screen mapping and 2 for ENHANCED screen mapping. If TIMAPGEN is not set, default is ENHANCED screen version. If using the CSE client, set the environment variable on the machine where the CSE resides.

 

Question:

How to set screen mapping for use on the z/OS IT?

Environment:
z/OS
Answer:

If using the Toolset to generate remote files, set the PC system environment variable TIMAPGEN to value of 1 for Standard map or value of 2 (default) for Enhanced map using the following clicks:

Control Panel --> System --> Advanced system settings --> Environment Variables --> (System variables) New --> (enter variable name TIMAPGEN and value 1 or 2) OK

You will need to exit all the way out of Control Panel and then come back in to view the Advanced Settings and see the new variable. You do not have to reboot. You are now ready to generate a remote file for the selected screen setting.

If using the CSE Client to generate remote files, set the environment variable on the machine where the CSE resides using the same clicks described above.

 

You will need to reboot the CSE to have the settings take affect.  You are now ready to generate a remote file for the selected screen setting.  Since this method is a global setting for the CSE, the opposite screen map can be used for selected modules by downloading a model or subset to the toolset and use the PC setting to generate the remote file.