z/Explorer provides fast, easy access to mainframe data, directly from Eclipse. It is a vital tool for anyone involved in building or supporting mainframe applications using the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) and it offers the added benefit of 3270 terminal emulation at no additional cost.
Direct access to the JES spool from z/Explorer lets you quickly execute key tasks that are part of the application development process, such as application compilations and test jobs. The 3270 Access view allows you to log into 3270 applications from your Eclipse interface and can replace costly specialist terminal emulators.
z/Explorer is an integral part of Macro 4's Eclipse framework, M4Workbench, and is also compatible with other Eclipse frameworks.
Fast access to mainframe data
z/Explorer users can save time by accessing mainframe datasets and members directly, without exiting Eclipse or using time-consuming file transfer mechanisms.
Local file downloading
It is easy to download mainframe files to your local environment – for emailing to colleagues, for example.
Data browsing and editing
z/Explorer automatically launches M4SlickEdit, our intelligent multi-language code editor, or your chosen text editor, for seamless data browsing and editing
3270 Access View
An integral, fully configurable 3270 terminal emulation facility provides easy access to your mainframe applications and allows you to define keyboard mapping, code page, font, color and screen size.
Swift job submission
Direct JES access allows you to quickly submit mainframe jobs and view the output. The JCL output can then be edited, modified and resubmitted to JES.
You can manage all system activity by monitoring the console logs and issuing console commands. You can also view the JES2 and JES3 system logs to monitor active jobs.