SYSVIEW clist split screen not functioning

Document ID : KB000008234
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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When logging on to the SYSVIEW clist (TSO SYSV) and accessing the main menu, the split screen (PF2) does not work.

No messages occur and split does not work

TSO option of accessing SYSVIEW.

The error is the result of )REINIT statements in the ISR@PRIM panel in use at Caterpillar.  The error is not as a result of anything that SYSVIEW is doing. 

We had suggested taking out the )REINIT section of the panel definition


use TSO SYSVIEW if you want to be able to split screen from a SYSVIEW session. 


We need to be careful here. The )REINIT section of the ISR@PRIM panel in use at Caterpillar is what is distributed by IBM.  It is NOT something that Caterpillar has specifically done.


To use split/swap screen functionality in all its glory from a SYSVIEW session, the ISPF interface is the way to go. 


To use split/swap screen functionality in a TSO interface SYSVIEW session, we have two workarounds:

1)            Remove the “.CURSOR = ZCMD” statement from the )REINIT section of the ISR@PRIM panel.


2)            Invoke the SYSVIEW TSO Interface from an ISPF (TSO SYSVIEW command) panel that does not have a )REINIT section with the “.CURSOR = ZCMD” statement.

Additional Information:

Issuing TSO SYSV causes ISPF to search 


for a program named SYSV to attach as a TSO command processor. As we distribute this in our load library, it is found and attached as a TSO command processor.