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2.14.3 Use the IBM Source Entry Utility (SEU)

If HELP text exists for the field, or after completion of input on the HELP text copy options screen, a screen like this will be displayed:

 

  Columns . . . .:   1  71                Edit           QTEMP/HELPWORK

  Find  . . .                                                  HELPWORK

  FMT **  ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 .

         *************** Beginning of data *************************** 

 0001.00 $$LANGUAGE=ENG                                                

 0002.00                                                               

 0003.00    This field represents the{employee number}assigned to the  

 0004.00    employee by this company. Each and every employee must have

 0005.00    an employee number. On any screen where you are asked to   

 0006.00    specify an employee number you can press the prompt key on 

 0007.00    employee number to cause a pop-up window to be displayed.  

 0008.00    You can then search by employee name and select the        

 0009.00    required employee number.                                  

                                                                       

  F3=Exit                   F4=Prompt                 F5=Refresh       

  F10=Top                   F11=Bottom                F24=More keys    

 

 

This screen is presented by the SEU (edit source) utility. SEU is provided by IBM and is used to create and manipulate source or text.

SEU is very widely used by IBM i programmers and other users.  If you are unfamiliar with the features and functions of SEU refer to the IBM supplied reference manual.

In addition, SEU has online HELP facilities. Once you have started to use SEU press the HELP key and review the extensive HELP text available.

By using SEU the HELP text associated with the field can be reviewed, created or changed. All the features of SEU are available and can be used.

If SEU is not available on your IBM i machine, the help text will be edited by EDTF. Refer to help on this command for features. On exit from the EDTF you will be asked if you wish any changes made to the LANSA help text to be copied to the LANSA files.