Using the Menus

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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.
IDMSDB--Accessing an Information Screen
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
Commands:
  • BYE (clears CA IDMS DQF scratch records)
  • RETURN
  • UP
  • DOWN
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:
  • Dialog
  • Map
  • Module
  • Process
  • Program
  • QFile
  • Record
  • Schema
  • Subschema
  • Table
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
all
names 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:
  1. Type
    LST
    in the OPTION field.
  2. Press the ERASE EOF key in the NAME field to ensure that the NAME field is blank.
  3. Press Enter.
The selection list appears containing a list of
all
names 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:
  1. Type
    LST
    in the OPTION field.
  2. Type the characters for a partial name, or include the characters used to match unspecified characters (@, #, or *) in the NAME field.
  3. 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:
  1. Place the cursor to the left of an entity name.
  2. Type any character.
  3. 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
OPTION Default
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.
IDMSDB--OPTION Default
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.
IDMSDB--Typical Sequence of Events, Using Menu Selections
Exhibit 3.11: Typical Sequence of Events Using Menus