DDF can be downloaded from two sources:

Binary file
which holds DDF in a TSO XMIT file in uncompressed format. Download this to your PC, calling it ddflib.bin
Zip file
which holds the XMIT format file plus the documentation pages from the web site in compressed form. Download this to your PC and unzip it. You can view this documentation from your PC now, by opening file 'dfr01.htm' in your browser. This will speed up viewing it because all the files are now local.

Upload the DDF components to your mainframe

All the DDF components are held in ddflib.bin, which should be uploaded to the mainframe. The transfer must be binary (no CRLF or ASCII translation) and the target dataset should be LRECL=80 and record format of fixed. This is very important! The RECEIVE command requires that the XMIT files be Lrecl=80 and fixed. It's often best to pre-allocate this dataset before doing the upload.


When prompted by message "INMR906A Enter restore parameters or 'DELETE' or 'END' +": respond


The hlq1 will typically be your userid, hlq2 is your choice

Install the command

Copy UTCDSM5 (the DDF controlling exec) to your command or exec library, and edit it as follows:

  000029    genHLQ           = "hlq1"
  000030    genLev2Q         = "hlq2"

Change the strings to the first and second level qualifiers you have chosen.


Start by typing
        TSO UTCDSM5
on any ISPF command line; if the DDF main panel displays, installation is complete. Proceed to Getting started.


Last updated: 21 Jan 2002