A conceptual view of CA IDMS DQF is shown in Exhibit 2.1. After the Dictionary Query Facility entry screen, there are three functional levels.
The Dictionary Entity Main Menu appears when you press Enter from the Dictionary Query Facility entry screen. The Dictionary Entity Main Menu displays a list of dictionary entities. You can proceed to the second level menu from the list, or you can jump to the third (detail) level.
At the first level you can also specify a dictionary name and/or a node name. If these names are not specified, the default dictionary is accessed.
A second level menu displays a list of detail options and cross-reference options for the entity selected from the Dictionary Entity Main Menu. From a second level menu, you can display the detail information screen or a selection list.
Direct Transfer--Alternatively, you can proceed from a second level menu direction to any detail information screen. See Transferring Directly to Any Information Screen (Jumping).
Detail information screens and selection list screens are at the third level. A detail information screen contains either specific data about an entity or cross-reference information relating the entity to other entities in the dictionary. A selection list screen provides a list of the entity occurrences appearing in the dictionary for a given entity.
Direct Transfer--From each detail information screen or selection list screen, you can jump to any other detail level screen by using combination codes. See Transferring Directly to Any Information Screen (Jumping).
Exhibit 3.1: Conceptual View of CA IDMS DQF