MacKinney Systems, Inc.

Released On: 07/20/2011

Dump Detective V3.2 is now available for use in the following environments:

  • VSE/ESA, z/VSE  - CICS 1.7 - 2.3, CICS TS 1.1
  • OS/390, z/OS  - CICS 4.1, CICS TS 1.1 -  4.2

As well as consolidating fixes for all known problems, version 7.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

Cursor Selection

  • Many actions can now be performed by positioning the cursor on a screen field and pressing the enter key (click and enter for most session emulators or double click on some emulators).
  • The click and enter technique is in effect a replacement for the use of the ZOOM key which is now largely redundant and has been removed from some displays. The technique may be used on the dump directory display, dump areas display, source and link directories, link map to select a module for source display.
  • Positioning the cursor over a command name in the PF key area and pressing enter causes the action associated with the command to be performed.

Pen Selection

  • For terminal sessions that support light pen selection, users can now opt to use this feature by setting the appropriate user preference (Use Pen Selection).
  • When pen selection is active, all displays that are in the format of a list - dump directory display, source and link directories, link map display - will have any selectable lines set a pen detectable. For many emulators simply clicking on a line will result in a light pen attention interrupt and cause the system to select the appropriate source or link map for display or halt point or monitor control for change or deletion.
  • Also when pen selection is active, the PF key line at the bottom of the display will be replaces by one or two lines of selectable command fields such that clicking on one of these fields will cause the command to be executed.

Note: PF keys can still be used but the current assignments will not be displayed.

Window display

  • When a variable is displayed in a data window any subscript or reference modifier information associated with the variable is now converted to and displayed as a numeric value.

Group item display for Assembler programs

  • The group item display now supports the display of areas mapped by assembler dummy sections and also the display of constant values defined within assembler control sections.