5.11.4 Select the Type of File Maintenance Required
When the file maintenance facility is being used and the physical file and required access path have been nominated as described in 5.11.3 Select the Maintenance Access Path a screen similar to the following example will be displayed:
DC@P201102 Select Type of Maintenance
File : DEMNAMEN DC@DEMOLIB View of customer master by customer name
Use cursor to select type of file access to be used
Display, change or delete individual file record(s)
Browse the file to choose required record(s)
Add new record(s) to the file
Fnn=Help Fnn=Exit Fnn=Cancel Fnn=Messages
From this screen you can select the type of file access (maintenance) that you wish to use. The 3 available types are:
- Display and maintain individual file records. If this option is chosen a full key must be provided to select the record that is to be displayed. Once the record has been displayed it can be changed or deleted by using the appropriate function key.
- Browse the file and select record(s) to be maintained. If this option is chosen a partial or generic key must be specified to nominate the file record(s) to be displayed. Once the browse records are displayed it is then possible to choose individual records that are to be changed or deleted.
- Add new records to the file. Using this option allows new records to be added (inserted) into the file. Full validation checking is performed.
To select the type of file maintenance required, position the screen cursor on the same line as the description and press the enter key. This type of menu selection method is identical to that used on all LANSA menus.
Note: Only the first 100 fields of a file are displayed to perform operations such as add, update, and browse. This is a limitation of the File Maintenance Utility.