The message "DOWN is not active" appears, when using the [F8] button, on a CA View ISPF panel.
What is missing in the View setup that would cause this condition to occur?
As the client is interfacing View via ISPF, two things can cause the problem of "DOWN is not active":
. When executing View from ISPF, you need to make sure the View CVDEPNL0 and CVDETBL0 libraries are allocated to the ISPPLIB and ISPTLIB DD's, respectively, in your logon proc.
. The SAR.ISPTLIB must be concatenated in the logon proc or the libdef CLIST.
. The CLIST statement that executes the online program for View must look like the following:
'PGM(SARSPF) PARM(database name) NEWAPPL(SAR) PASSLIB'
. Without the NEWAPPL(SAR), the PF keys will not function.
In this instance, the client changed the CLIST statement to using NEWAPPL(SAR), and the DOWN function then worked as expected.