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Adding TSF authorization for products to run under ISPF

To run your products in both windows of an ISPF split-screen session, you must add TSF authorization and add BBLINK to either STEPLIB or LINKLIST. Otherwise, split-screen access is available only when the products are invoked from native TSO.


This task is required for the following products, but does not apply to other products:

  • MainView FOCAL POINT

  • MainView AutoOPERATOR

  • MainView for CICS

  • MainView for DB2

  • MainView for DBCTL

  • MainView for IMS Online

  • MainView for IMS Offline

  • MainView for MQ

TSF authorization is also required for the MainView TRANsfer command that enables users to switch to product services that operate in the ISPF panel environment.

To add TSF authorization

  1. Add PMGLAUTH to the AUTHTSF list in SYS1.PARMLIB(IKJTSOxx).
  2. To ensure the addressability of the libraries, perform one of the following tasks:
    • Concatenate BBLINK to the STEPLIB in the ISPF logon procedures that are to be used for your BBI-based products.


      All libraries in the STEPLIB concatenation must be APF authorized.

    • Add BBLINK to your system link list.

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