Displaying and Punching Entities

The display verbs DISPLAY and PUNCH list system and component entity definitions from the dictionary. DISPLAY and PUNCH also establish currency for system, lines, and physical terminals. For component entity definitions other than system, a successful DISPLAY or PUNCH request reflects only the presence of the definition in the dictionary, NOT an assurance that the definition is associated with the current system. To confirm this association, use a DISPLAY ALL entity-type request, which lists the component entities associated with the current system.
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The display verbs DISPLAY and PUNCH list system and component entity definitions from the dictionary. DISPLAY and PUNCH also establish currency for system, lines, and physical terminals. For component entity definitions other than system, a successful DISPLAY or PUNCH request reflects only the presence of the definition in the dictionary, NOT an assurance that the definition is associated with the current system. To confirm this association, use a DISPLAY ALL
entity-type
request, which lists the component entities associated with the current system.
How the Compiler Handles the DISPLAY Verb
DISPLAY causes the compiler to list the requested entity definition either online at the terminal or in batch mode in the CA IDMS/DC SYSGEN Compiler Activity List (described under Batch System Generation).
When DISPLAY is used online, you can edit the displayed definition and resubmit it as input to the compiler.
For more information about resubmitting displayed output, see Online System Generation.
How the Compiler Handles the PUNCH Verb
PUNCH causes the compiler to display the requested entity definition and to write the definition either to the SYSPCH file or to a data dictionary module.
A definition written to the SYSPCH file can be edited and resubmitted as input to the compiler in batch mode. A module containing punched definitions can be included in other system definitions.
For more information about including modules in system definitions, see INCLUDE Statement.
Default Actions with the DISPLAY and PUNCH
DISPLAY and PUNCH statement defaults are determined by the SET OPTIONS statement. You can override the SET OPTIONS options in the individual DISPLAY and PUNCH statements that you submit to the compiler.
For more information about the SET OPTIONS statement, see SET OPTIONS Statement.