Transferring Directly to Any Information Screen (Jumping)

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To transfer directly to a particular detail information screen without accessing other menus, use combination codes, as described below.
From any second level menu or detail screen, to access another detail screen, type:
  • The combination code (defined below) in the OPTION field.
  • The entity name in the NAME field. The entity named must be of the
    same type
    as the first part of the combination code.
  • The entity version number in the VERSION field.
Press Enter.
Combination Code
The combination code consists of three parts:
  • The code of a main menu selection (option-1-code).
  • A period
  • The code of a valid combination option (option-2-code).
No spaces
are allowed in a combination code.
Valid choices for combinations are indicated in the following table. Choose either a detail option or a cross-reference option, not both.
The exhibit below shows the entries for each field required to access a detail information screen directly.
Field
Entry
Example
OPTION
option-1-code.option-2-code
REC.ELE
NAME
option-1-name
ACWK001-DATE-TIME
VERSION
option-1-version-number
100
IDMSDB--Combination Code
  • Type the indicated information and press Enter.
  • The Dialog/Record cross-reference screen displays for the specified dialog name and version number.
IDMSDB--Combination Code (2)
  • Type the indicated information and press Enter.
  • The Record/Basic Information screen displays for the specified record.
Combination Codes Entered on the Dictionary Entity Main Menu
You can enter a combination code on the Dictionary Entity Main Menu. If there is a current name and version for the selection, the system displays the requested detail information.
If there is no current name and version, you can type a name and version at the detail level and press Enter.
Typical Sequence of Screens Using Combination Codes
The exhibit below shows a typical sequence of screens accessed by combination codes to answer the same question that was asked for Option Defaults.
The query:
  • What is the description of a record in the dialog Dialog1 (version 1) and what are the elements in that record?
  • The spelling and the version number of the record are verified by accessing the Dialog/Record cross-reference screen first.
IDMSDB--Typical Sequence of Screens Using Combination Codes
Exhibit 3.13: Typical Sequence of Events Using Combination Codes
Returning to a Screen from Which You Transferred
Sometimes you may want to return to a detail information screen that you left by a jump. For instance, you might want to go back to check a version number on the previous screen. But PF3 would take you up a level to a second level menu for the current entity.
The situation is illustrated above. After finding the name of the record on the Dialog/Record cross-reference screen, the user entered REC.BAS and the name, leaving the version number displays. unchanged. The Record/Basic Information screen appeared with a message. The user wanted to return to the Dialog/Record cross-reference screen to check the spelling of the record name and check the version number, because the system displayed the message:
NAME AND/OR VERSION NOT FOUND
Like the user described above, you may want to return to a previous screen. Whether you are still at the detail level, or you have pressed PF3 and you are at the menu level, you can transfer directly to the previous detail screen to verify the name and the version number. To access the previous screen, transfer directly by typing:
  • The combination code (
    code.code
    ) in the OPTION field.
  • The name of the entity (same type as first part of combination code) in the NAME field.
  • The entity version number in the VERSION field.
Press Enter.
                     ┌─────────────────┐                    ┌─────────────────┐                      │     DIALOG      │                    │     RECORD      │                      │      MENU       │                    │      MENU       │                      │                 │                    │                 │                      │                 │                    │                 │                      └────────┬────────┘                    └─────────────────┘                               │ OPTION=>DIA.REC                      ▲                               │                                      │ PF3                               ▼                                      │                      ┌─────────────────┐                    ┌────────┴────────┐                      │    DIALOG/      │                    │     RECORD/     │                      │    RECORD       ├───────────────────►│   BASIC INFO    │                      │    Record1      │ OPTION=>REC.BAS    │Name and/or ver- │                      │    VER 100      │ NAME=>Record1      │ sion not found  │                      └─────────────────┘ VERSION=>1         └─────────────────┘                                                   ▲                                                   │                                                   │                                    ┌──────────────┴─────────────┐                                    │ Did not enter new version  │                                    │ number, so version default-│                                    │ ed to the dialog version   │                                    │ number.                    │                                    └────────────────────────────┘ ───────────────────────────────── ────────────────────────────────── ──────────────────────── To return to Dialog/Record from either Record/Basic Information or Record Menu, transfer directly.                                                             ┌─────────────────┐                                                             │     RECORD      │                               ┌─────────────────────────────┤      MENU       │                               │ OPTION=>DIA.REC             │                 │                               │ NAME=>Dialog1               │                 │                               │ VERSION=>1                  └─────────────────┘                               │                               │                               ▼                      ┌─────────────────┐                    ┌─────────────────┐                      │    DIALOG/      │                    │     RECORD/     │                      │    RECORD       │ ◄──────────────────┤   BASIC INFO    │                      │    Record1      │ OPTION=>DIA.REC    │                 │                      │    VER 100      │ NAME=>Dialog1      │                 │                      └─────────────────┘ VERSION=>1         └─────────────────┘                               ▲                               │                ┌──────────────┴──────────┐                │ Check name and version. │                │                         │                └─────────────────────────┘
Exhibit 3.14: Returning to a Previous Display