Some system definition values are accessed directly by changing the IBM i objects in which they are stored.
Some other system definition values are stored in a format which is not easily accessible or which may change in time. For these, LANSA provides program interfaces by which you can display or change the values without having to be concerned about the physical implementation of the configuration item.
To work with configuration items, enter the command:
The Work with Configuration Items screen is displayed.
From the Work with Configuration Items screen you can select the configuration item to be displayed or changed.
Configuration items are logically arranged in a folder/document like structure to group related configuration items together. Selecting a group item will display the items housed under it. Once the configuration item being searched for is found, selecting it will bring the review/change screen for that particular configuration item.
The "Current position" field displays the sequence of all configuration items (each item separated by a "/") you have selected from the top level up to the current configuration item. The top level is where you are positioned when you first invoke the Work with Configuration Items screen.
Displayed in the lower part are the configuration items found in the current position.
Select the configuration item that is to be reviewed or changed from the list displayed by entering any non-blank character beside it in the column headed "Sel" (select). If you select a configuration item that is a group item, a list of the configuration items grouped under it will be displayed. Otherwise, the details of the configuration item will be displayed.