Using the Menus
You can access all information screens by selecting options listed on the menus and specifying entity names and version numbers when they are required. This section describes how to find information in the dictionary by using selections listed on the menu and how to return to a higher level. The alternate method of accessing information screens is described in Transferring Directly to Any Information Screen (Jumping).
Accessing Another Dictionary or Node
If you have more than one dictionary, before selecting an option, you can specify the name of a dictionary in the DICTIONARY field on the Dictionary Entity Main Menu screen. You can also return to the Dictionary Entity Main Menu from another screen and select another dictionary.
If you are operating in a multiple machine environment, you can also specify the name of a DDS node in the NODE field. Be sure that the specified dictionary is in the CV indicated in the NODE field.
Default dictionary: The default dictionary is the dictionary set for your logical terminal.
Accessing a Second Level Menu
To access a second level menu from the Dictionary Entity Main Menu, type a three-letter code in the OPTION field. (Each code is listed on the menu screen to the left of the corresponding option description.)
DICTIONARY ENTITY MAIN MENU OPTION===> REC
Press Enter. The Record Menu screen displays.
DQF Rnn.nn --- RECORD MENU ------------------------ CA, INC. hh:mm mm/dd/yy OPTION ===> NAME ===> VERSION ===> 1 DICTIONARY ===> ADSDICT NODE ===> DETAIL CROSS-REFERENCE OPTIONS OPTIONS -------------------- -------------------------------------------- BAS BASIC INFO DIA DIALOGS SSC SUBSCHEMAS LST SELECTION LIST ELE ELEMENTS SYN SYNONYMS FIL FILES MAP MAPS PRO PROGRAMS PF4= MAIN MENU
Exhibit 3.6: Accessing a Second Level Menu
Accessing an Information Screen
To access a detail or cross-reference information screen from a second level menu, type:
- A three-letter code in the OPTION field (from the codes listed on the second level menu screen);
- The name of an entity in the NAME field if you requested BAS or SYN in the OPTION field; and
- The version number of the entity in the VERSION field (if a version number is applicable).
Press Enter. The RECORD/ELEMENTS cross-reference screen displays.
The following display shows an alphabetical list of the dictionary entities, with their codes in the left column. The options on each second level menu are also listed under Valid Choices in the exhibit.
DQF Rnn.nn --- RECORD / ELEMENTS ------------------ CA, INC. hh:mm mm/dd/yy OPTION ===> REC.ELE PAGE 1 OF 13 NAME ===> ADSO-APPLICATION-GLOBAL-RECORD VERSION ===> 1 LEVEL NAME PICTURE USAGE LENGTH START S/P/U 01 ADSO-APPLICATION-GLOBAL-RECORD 653 03 AGR-APPLICATION-NAME X(8) DISPLAY 8 1 03 AGR-CURRENT-FUNCTION X(8) DISPLAY 8 9 03 AGR-NEXT-FUNCTION X(8) DISPLAY 8 17 03 AGR-CURRENT-RESPONSE X(8) DISPLAY 8 25 03 AGR-DEFAULT-RESPONSE X(8) DISPLAY 8 33 03 AGR-TASK-CODE X(8) DISPLAY 8 41 03 AGR-EXIT-DIALOG X(8) DISPLAY 8 49 03 AGR-PRINT-DESTINATION X(8) DISPLAY 8 57 03 AGR-DATE X(8) DISPLAY 8 65 03 AGR-USER-ID X(32) DISPLAY 32 73 03 AGR-SECURITY-CODE X(32) DISPLAY 32 105 03 AGR-INSTALLATION-CODE X(32) DISPLAY 32 137 ...CONTINUED PF3= END PF4= MAIN MENU PF7= UP PF8= DOWN
Exhibit 3.7: Accessing an Information Screen
Main Menu Entity Description Detail Cross-Reference Selection APP APPLICATION BAS ATT ATTRIBUTE BAS ELE FIL MOD PRO QFI REC CLA CLASS BAS DIA DIALOG BAS LST MAP PRC REC ELE ELEMENT BAS SYN MAP REC FIL FILE BAS REC LOA LOAD MODULE BAS MAP MAP BAS LST DIA ELE REC TAB MOD MODULE BAS LST PRO PRC PROCESS BAS LST DIA PRO PROGRAM BAS LST FIL MOD PRO REC QFI QFILE BAS LST REC RECORD BAS LST SYN DIA ELE FIL MAP PRO SSC SCH SCHEMA BAS LST ARE REC SET SSC SEG SEGMENT BAS ARE DIA FIL SSC SUBSCHEMA BAS LST DIA LRF PRO REC USE SUB SUBSYSTEM BAS SYS SYSTEM BAS TAB TABLE BAS LST USE USER BAS
Exhibit 3.8: Option Codes and Valid Combination Choices
Additional Detail and Cross-Reference Option Descriptions:
- ARE AREAS
- BAS BASIC INFORMATION Default option from second level menu
- LRF LOGICAL RECORDS
- LST SELECTION LIST
- SET SETS
- SYN SYNONYMS
- BYE (clears CA IDMS DQF scratch records)
To jump to any information screen, enter:
code.code name version
Using the Selection List
A selection list (LST) information screen is available from these second level menus:
Accessing the General Selection List
You can access either a general selection list or a refined selection list. The general selection list provides a list of
allnames appearing in the dictionary for the specified entity. The refined version of the selection list provides only the entity names that include certain characters.
To access a general selection list from the second level menus listed above:
- TypeLSTin the OPTION field.
- Press the ERASE EOF key in the NAME field to ensure that the NAME field is blank.
- Press Enter.
The selection list appears containing a list of
allnames in the dictionary for that entity.
Accessing the Refined Selection List
You can access a refined version of the selection list that lists only entity names that include certain characters. In the NAME field, you can enter a partial entity name and any or all of the characters used to match alphanumeric characters.
- @ matches any alphabetic character
- # matches any numeric character
- * matches any character
Any one or all of these characters are used to replace characters in the NAME field. For example:
DQF***## in the NAME field indicates that you want a selection list that includes only those entity names beginning with DQF, followed by three alphanumeric characters, and with numeric characters in the last two positions.
@@@***## in the NAME field indicates that you want a selection list that includes those entity names beginning with any three alphabetic characters, followed by three alphanumeric characters, and ending with two numeric characters.
Any spaces in the middle of the NAME field remain spaces. Spaces at the end of the NAME field are filled with asterisks (**). For example:
DQF #### entered in the NAME field finds those entity names that include the characters DQF in the first three positions, followed by one space, and ending with four numeric characters.
To access the refined selection list:
- TypeLSTin the OPTION field.
- Type the characters for a partial name, or include the characters used to match unspecified characters (@, #, or *) in the NAME field.
- Press Enter.
The selection list appears containing a list of all names for that entity that match the specified characters.
Accessing Basic Information
To access basic information from either the general selection list or the refined selection list:
- Place the cursor to the left of an entity name.
- Type any character.
- Press Enter.
The basic information screen describing the selected entity name appears.
DQF Rnn.nn --- SUBSCHEMA SELECTION ---------------- CA, INC. hh:mm mm/dd/yy OPTION ===> PAGE 1 OF 2 NAME ===> DQF***## VERSION ===> NAME SCHEMA VER DQFSUB00 DQFSCHEM 0001 s DQFSUB01 DQFSCHEM 0001 DQF Rnn.nn --- SUBSCHEMA / BASIC INFO ------------- CA, INC. hh:mm mm/dd/yy OPTION ===> PAGE 1 OF 1 NAME ===> DQFSUB01 VERSION ===> 1 SCHEMA DQFSCHEM VER 0001 DMCL LAST COMPILED mm/dd/yy TIME STAMP 34546789 AUTHORIZATION N ERROR FLAG Y LRF ACCESS FLAG N SPF FLAG N PF3= END PF4= MAIN MENU PF7= UP PF8= DOWN
Exhibit 3.9: Accessing Basic Information Example
On a second level menu, if you enter only the entity name and version number, and leave the OPTION field blank, the entity Basic Information screen displays.
DQF Rnn.nn --- RECORD / BASIC INFO ---------------- CA, INC. hh:mm mm/dd/yy OPTION ===> PAGE 1 OF 1 NAME ===> ADSO-APPLICATION-GLOBAL-RECORD VERSION ===> 1 PREFIX PRIMARY RECORD ADSO-APPLICATION-GLOBAL-RECORD VERSION:0001 DESCRIPTION RECORD LENGTH 0000000653 PREPARED mm/dd/yy BY NORKE02 REVISED BY PF3= END PF4= MAIN MENU PF7= UP PF8= DOWN
Exhibit 3.10: OPTION Default Example
Returning to the Second Level Menu
To return to a second level menu from an information screen press PF3/15.
Returning to the Dictionary Entity Main Menu
To return to the Dictionary Entity Main Menu, press PF4/16.
Typical Sequence of Events, Using Menu Selections
A typical sequence of events using menu selections is shown below. 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.
Exhibit 3.11: Typical Sequence of Events Using Menus