Access View Functions

You can access VIEW functions by requesting to create, alter, template, or drop a view.
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You can access View functions by requesting to create, alter, template, or drop a view:
  • To create a view, enter
    C
    in the Option field and
    V
    in the Object field of the main header, and press Enter.
  • To alter, template, or drop a view, enter
    A
    ,
    T
    , or
    D
    in the Option field and
    V
    in the Object field of the main header and press Enter.
A view name can also be entered 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 views to alter, template, or drop. The appropriate view screen appears.
Selection Panels
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
S
next to the items to select. Press Enter to register the selection.
Editing or Browsing View Data
Edit or browse data in views by using RC/Edit.
Text Command
The
T
(text) command displays the text of the view while the selection panel appears. While viewing a View selection panel, enter
T
(text) in the command line. The text of the first view (and any other views that fit) appears. For information about the fields, press F1 (Help).
Scroll down to display more view text. For faster display, move the view of the text to display to the top of the selection list by moving the cursor to that view, and scrolling down with scroll type DATA before entering the
T
(text) command. The
T
(text) command works as a toggle; enter
T
to turn text off.
Compare Command
Compare is useful when you are templating or altering a view. The C (compare) command can be entered in the command line to see a summary of all changes made to the view. The Compare screen shows the old and new versions of the view. Use the RESET command to reset changed attributes to their original status.
Header Command
The header is the first part of the analysis output file and is included by default. To exclude the header, N must be specified in the Header prompt of the Analysis Options screen. The analysis header is especially helpful when reviewing output generated several days earlier. The analysis output header indicates the strategy used to generate the output, the strategy definition, and the analysis options.
The information in the header is also displayed during execution. Batch Processor comments appear as part of the execution output; however, they are truncated to 72 characters. Batch Processor comments must have two hyphens (--) as the first two characters of the line.
The header is broken down into three parts: Strategy Information, Altered Objects, and Analysis Options.