Special Functions

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CA IDMS DQF performs several functions that help you find information quickly. Current names and version numbers are saved automatically. Other functions are activated by entering a command in the OPTION field or by pressing a PF key.
Automatically Saving Names and Version Numbers
CA IDMS DQF automatically saves the current name and version number of each entity accessed. Therefore, you can return to the most recently accessed entity of a given type without entering the name and version again. Of course, if you enter a new name and version number along with an option code, information on the newly named entity is displayed.
If you use the END PF key to leave CA IDMS DQF from the Dictionary Entity Main Menu, the most recent names and version numbers are retained until you sign off of CA IDMS/DC.
OPTION Field
Near the top left of each screen is the OPTION field. You can enter commands or screen codes in the OPTION field. To delete unwanted characters in the OPTION field, use the ERASE END OF FILE (ERASE EOF) key, the DELETE key, or the space bar.
Commands
Several commands can be entered in the OPTION field: BYE, RETURN, UP, and DOWN.
BYE
The BYE command returns the system to the CA IDMS/DC system prompt.
RETURN
The RETURN command takes you to the Dictionary Entity Main Menu from the second or third level.
UP and DOWN
On a detail information screen, when the display indicates that it is one of several pages (for example, PAGE 1 of 8), you can use the UP and DOWN commands to view the other pages.
The UP command moves the physical "window" (your terminal screen) one page up toward the first page of the display.
The DOWN command moves the "window" one page toward the last page of the display.
PF Keys
Program Function (PF) keys are set to help you move easily to higher level screens or to scroll within a series of screens when there is more than one screen of data.
Key
Function
PF3 or PF15
END
Exit to the next higher level of processing:
Exit to task code from the Dictionary Entity Main Menu.
Exit to the Dictionary Entity Main Menu from a second level menu.
Exit to a second level menu from a detail screen.
Examples:
From Record/Element screen, exit to Record Menu screen.
From Dialog/Map screen, exit to Dialog Menu screen.
PF4 or PF16
RETURN
Return to Dictionary Entity Main Menu from third level (detail or second level (menu).
PF7 or PF19
UP
Move the "window" one page toward the first page of the current display. Detail information screens indicate the current page and the number of pages in the series.
PF8 or PF20
DOWN
Move the "window" one page toward the last page of the current display. Detail information screens indicate the current page and the number of pages in the series.