Receiving Message "DOWN is not active" on CA-View ISPF Panel

Document ID : KB000096880
Last Modified Date : 17/05/2018
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Question:
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?
 
Answer:
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.