The RC/Edit Option screen's main function is to control the amount of data that is retrieved for an edit session. A row limit and an SQL statement can be specified to control the number of rows returned. A test count can also be requested before retrieving the rows to determine the impact of a selection.
This screen can also be used to control the initial display format (Column or Form) and the maximum display character size. All these attributes can be saved as the default for the selected table to save time in future sessions.
The Edit Options screen is bypassed if using the FE (fast edit) option. If FE is entered from the Edit Options screen, all options on the screen are ignored. The default options last saved for the table are used. If there are no default options, then the RC/Edit default options are used.
RC/Edit Options Screen Layout
The Edit Option's header is unprotected and can be changed to edit another table or perform another option. There is no need to return to the Main Menu to perform a different function. Selection criteria can also be input for the Item Name and Creator prompts to retrieve the Table Selection Screen.
The Data Selection fields are used to restrict the data retrieved from the selected table. For information about the fields, press F1 (Help).
Processing for RC/Edit Options
You can specify the following processing options:
- To begin the edit session, press Enter.
- To return to the previous screen, press F3 (End). If the previous screen was the RC/Edit Table Selection screen, the user will be returned to that screen with the previous selection criteria still active. This permits easy selection of another table for editing. To return directly to the Main Menu, enter the MAIN command. If the previous screen was not the Table Selection screen, the Main Menu appears.
- To change to a different table, change the Table Name or Creator prompt in the header. A new Edit Options screen appears for the new table. This permits viewing of the default edit options for that table and the ability to make any changes before beginning the edit session.Edit options can be entered on the current Edit Options screen at the same time the new table name is entered. Because changes have been made to the edit options, RC/Edit assumes that the options currently displayed on the panel should be used and immediately takes advances to edit mode. The new Edit Options panel will not appear.
- Specify the FE option to exit a Fast Edit session. If the FE option is used, the Edit Options screen (versus the Main Menu) appears when the edit session is exited. This is intentional in case fast-mode was entered and the user really did want to enter options. Because the header on the option screens is active, the option screen can serve the same purpose as the Main Menu.