The CA IDMS DQF Session

This section discusses how to use CA IDMS DQF to find dictionary information and describes a typical CA IDMS DQF session.
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This section discusses how to use CA IDMS DQF to find dictionary information and describes a typical CA IDMS DQF session.
CA IDMS DQF provides easy access to detail information and cross-reference information on entities in the dictionary. Because CA IDMS DQF is a query-only product, access can be made available to many users without any possibility of unwarranted changes in dictionary entities.
Accessing Information Screens
To access information screens (cross-reference or detail), you can select options from second level menus or you can transfer directly.
In an CA IDMS DQF session, you can select options from the CA IDMS DQF menus and specify entity names and version numbers. All information screens are accessible by selecting options from those listed on the menu.
Another method of accessing information screens is to enter combination codes that allow direct transfer between screens; that is, you can jump directly to any information screen from any other screen by using a combination code (
code.code
).
This section includes several typical sequences of screens which illustrate the use of menus and combination codes.
PF Keys
The use of Program Function (PF) keys is also described in this section. PF keys are set to transfer quickly to higher level screens and to page up and down through a series of screens.