3.10.2 Select Files When Working from File Definition Menu
Some of the processes that work from the file definition menu will request that other file names be specified, for instance the file to which this access route links or the file which is the batch control file.
When requested to specify a file name it can usually be done in any of these ways:
- In full. Enter the full name of the file required. If the file is found (and exists in only one library) then it will be accepted with no further action.
- Partially. Enter as much as desired of the partial name of the file. A search is made for all files which generically match the name specified and a list is displayed for subsequent selection.
- Leave blank. In this case a list of all files that are available is displayed from which the desired file can be selected.
When a list of files is displayed it will look like this example which resulted from specifying partial name DEM as the name of a file to be accessed via an access route:
DC@P800901 Select Required File
Either choose file required from the list below
Or enter a new full or partial search name : DEMH
Sel File Library Type Description and other details
_ DEMHEAD DC@DEMOLIB PHY Demo Order Header File
Keyed by DEMORD - Order number
_ DEMHEADC DC@DEMOLIB LGL Order header by customer, order
Based on physical file DEMHEAD
Keyed by DEMCUS - Customer number
DEMORD - Order number
Fnn=Help Fnn=Exit Fnn=Cancel Fnn=Messages
From this display a file can be selected or a new search made by entering a new full or partial name in the top right of the screen.