To change existing PC definitions, enter option 2 against a PC definition displayed on the Work with PC Definitions screen. This will cause the Change PC Definition screen to be displayed.
The details on the Change PC Definition screen can now be changed to meet the new requirements. The same conditions apply as for the Create option. To maintain the allowable partitions for the PC page down, as for the Create option.
After pressing Enter, the data will be stored on file. At the same time, if they do not exist already, the inbound and outbound data queues are created in library QGPL, as well as a data area with the same name as the inbound data queue.
Data queues that are no longer required should be deleted manually from library QGPL, as they may take up variable amounts of space even if they are empty of data. Clearing a data queue does not free the space used by data on it.
When exporting from LANSA on the IBM i to Visual LANSA on Windows, the export program looks first in PCMAINT for a PC definition called WIN_DFT. If it does not find it, it looks sequentially through the PC definitions until it finds the first definition that does not use the QEBCDIC/QASCII translation tables. Note that it will read from the definitions file, so the order searched may not match the alphabetical order displayed in the PCMAINT screen, unless a REORG has been performed since the last PC definition addition.
If no translation table can be found, then it will use the default translations tables EBC1140ANS and ANSEBC1140. These are supplied by LANSA.
The Visual LANSA install lists a number of translation tables for most major languages. All these translation tables are pre-installed on the IBM i when LANSA is installed. The list is constantly being added to.
If the shipped translation tables do not meet your needs, you can modify existing PC definitions in PCMAINT to use your own tables for the Host Monitor or modify/create the WIN_DFT PC definition.
From V11 SP5, the tables QEBCDIC/QASCII are replaced by these new default translation tables:
CCSID 1140. This is identical to CCSID 037 except that the Euro (€) replaces ¤.
The entire Windows 1252 character set is supported, except for the following characters:
The full set of characters supported is: