Access Alias Functions

You can access Alias functions to create, alter, template, or drop an alias.
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Alias functions can be accessed by requesting to create, alter, template, or drop an alias. To create an alias, enter 
C
 in the Option field and 
A
 in the Object field of the main header and press Enter.
To alter, template or drop an alias, enter 
A
T
 or 
D
 in the Option field and 
A
 in the Object field of the main header and press Enter. Enter an alias name in the Item Name field or a user ID in the Creator field to get a more specific selection list. From the selection list, select the aliases to alter, template, or drop.
Selection Panel
When altering, dropping, or creating (by template) a view, a selection panel is presented to select the view if not already specified. Make the view selection list more specific by specifying selection criteria for the Item (view) Name and Creator ID prompts in the header.
Use the EQF facility to further specify the views displayed, and use scrolling commands to scroll through information. 
The View Selection screen displays all the fields available in the SYSIBM.SYSTABLES table. This information is available to make selection of the views easier.
To choose items from the listing, type 
next to the items to select. Press Enter to register the selection.
Editing or Browsing Alias Data
Edit or browse data in aliases by using RC/Edit. 
Alias Commands
The Header and Compare commands can make working with aliases easier. Following is a brief description of how to use these commands:
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    COMPARE
    Is useful when you are templating or altering an alias. The C (compare) command can be entered in the command line to see a summary of all changes made to the alias. The Compare screen shows the old and new versions of the alias. Use the RESET command to reset the attributes to their original status.
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    HEADER
    Toggles the header on and off. Enter H in the command line to toggle the header.