Editing View Profiles

This section describes the procedures for editing View Profiles.

View Profiles allow you to customize the keyword names and descriptions that are used to edit DELTA Lists. You can change the defaults for or prohibit use of individual fields. You can also enforce standards for DELTA Lists that are created at a given location or site.

You can issue several primary commands from the View Profile Edit, View Profile Element Edit, and View Profile Field Edit panels. Type primary commands on the Command line. Uppercase characters indicate the minimum text that is required to execute the command.

The following table lists the commands and the panels from which you can issue them, and provides a description of each command.

Commands available when editing View Profiles

Command

Can be issued from panel

Description

CANcel

  • View Profile Edit

  • View Profile Element Edit

  • View Profile Field Edit

Cancels any changes and returns to the previous panel

COPY

Copies data from the specified View Profile

The panel from which the command is issued determines the level of data that is copied. For example, if you issue the command from the View Profile Field Edit panel, only the data for that field type is copied.

DEFAULT

Populates all required fields with default values that are shipped with the product

The panel from which the command is issued determines the level of data that is populated. For example, if you issue the command from the View Profile Element Edit panel, ALL fields on the View Profile Element Edit and View Profile Field Edit panels for the selected element type will be reset to default values.

EDIT

View Profile Edit

Displays the View Profile Edit Entry panel to allow selection of another member for edit

OPEN

Performs the same function as EDIT

SAVe

Saves the View Profile

ALTVIEW

View Profile Element Edit

Toggles the current display to an alternate view

CLEAR

Clears the values for the input fields for the element type that you are editing

MACRO ON

MACRO OFF

Toggles the current display to show or not show IMS macro statements for the field names

CLEAR

View Profile Field Edit

Clears the values for the input fields for the selected field type

PROMPT

Displays the available values for the field on which the cursor currently resides

To edit a View Profile

  1. Invoke the online interface through the modified ISPF/PDF Primary Option Menu that you created in Accessing the products from an ISPF options menu or through the CLIST that you created in Accessing the products from a CLIST.

    The Main Menu is displayed.

  2. From the Main Menu, type 4 in the selection field and press Enter.

    The Administration Menu is displayed.

  3. Type 3 in the selection field and press Enter.

    The View Profile Edit Entry panel is displayed.

    View Profile Edit Entry panel

     Menu  Options  Help                                                          
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DELTA PLUS                  View Profile Edit Entry                           
    Command ===> _________________________________________________________________
                                                                                   
    Specify the View Profile you wish to edit.                                     
      View Profile  . . . . . . ________ (blank for selection list)
  4. Perform the appropriate action and press Enter.

    Activity

    Action

    Indicate a specific View Profile that you want to edit or create.

    Type the name of the View Profile in the View Profile field.

    Choose a View Profile that you want to edit from a list of View Profiles.

    Leave the View Profile field blank.

    The next panel is displayed based on the action that you performed.

    Previous action

    Result

    You typed a specific View Profile name in the View Profile field.

    The View Profile Edit panel is displayed. Go to Step 6.

    You left the View Profile field blank.

    A Member Selection List panel is displayed, allowing you to select a View Profile. Go to Step 5.

    Member Selection List panel

     Menu  Functions  Utilities  Help
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    EDIT     DLP.VPROFILE.LIB                               Row 00001 of 00002
    Command ===>                                              Scroll ===> PAGE
       Name     Prompt      Size    Created           Changed            ID
    . Control                174   1999/02/15   1999/05/11 10:55:15    RIHWXC2
    . DBCTL2                 172   1999/10/19   1999/10/19 13:35:26    RIHWXC2
    **End**
  5. Type S next to the View Profile that you want to edit and press Enter.

    The View Profile Edit panel is displayed.

    View Profile Edit panel

     File  Edit  Options  Help                                                    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DELTA PLUS                     View Profile Edit                              
    
    View Profile . : DEFAULT                                                       
                                                                                   
    Enter '/' below to edit the View Profiles for the listed element types.        
                                                                                   
       Element                                                                     
    /   Type    Description                              Access                    
    - --------- ---------------------------------------- ------                    
    _ APPLCTN   Define program directory entry            EDIT                     
    _ TRANSACT  Define transaction Code                   EDIT                     
    _ DATABASE  Define data base directory entry          EDIT
  6. Type / in the field next to each element type that you want to edit.

    The View Profile Element Edit panel for the first element type that you selected is displayed.

    View Profile Element Edit panel

    Note

    The View Profile Element Edit panel displays different fields for the COMMAND and TRANSACT element types than those that are shown in previous figure. The View Profile Element Edit panel for the DELTALST element type only displays some of the fields that are shown in the previous figure.

    The following fields are available on this panel:

    View Profile

    The name of the View Profile that you are creating or modifying. This is not an editable field.

    Element Type

    Displays the type of DELTA List element. Valid types are:

    • APPLCTN

    • TRANSACT

    • DATABASE

    • TERMINAL

    • LTERM

    • RTCODE

    • SUBPOOL

    • COMMAND

    • DELTALST

    This is not an editable field.

    Description

    A description of the DELTA List element type. The default descriptions are:

    • APPLCTN-Define program directory entry

    • TRANSACT-Define transaction code

    • DATABASE-Define database directory entry

    • TERMINAL-Define VTAM terminal

    • LTERM-Define logical terminal

    • RTCODE-Define Fast Path routing code

    • SUBPOOL-Define VTAM LU 6.1 SUBPOOL

    • COMMAND-Execute IMS operator command

    • DELTALST-Include another DELTA List

    Field Order

    The field ID number of each field in the order in which you want the fields to appear on the DELTA List Element Edit panel.

    Element Access

    Indicates whether to prohibit users of this View Profile from accessing the element type or to allow edit access.

    1 allows edit access for the element type.

    2 prohibits access to the element type.

    Marked for Execution

    A / in the selection field includes any element of this type that is in the DELTA List when the DELTA List is processed.

    If you select this field, by default, when you add an element of this type to a DELTA List, it is automatically included in the DELTA List execution.

    Stop program before change

    A / in the selection field indicates that the command should be executed, by default, for any element of this type when the DELTA List is processed.

    If you select this field, by default, an element of this type in a DELTA List is stopped before the change for that element is executed. For example, it is advisable on a Revise DELTA action to stop the program before executing the Revise action.

    Note

    The product will internally issue the /DBR NOFEOV command for the DATABASE element, and /STO for all other applicable element types. If this process does not sufficiently address your requirements, you can use additional COMMAND elements.

    Be aware that when performing a FAST PATH database change, the /DBR command that DELTA IMS issues will take an extended amount of time if the database contains many areas. This is not an anomaly. IMS processing of the /DBR command, not DELTA IMS processing, causes the extended amount of time.

    Start program after change

    A / in the selection field indicates that the command should be executed, by default, for any element of this type when the DELTA List is processed.

    If you select this field, by default, an element of this type in a DELTA List is /STArted after the change for that element is completed.

    Force update when queue count > 0

    Note

    This field is valid only for the TRANSACTION element type. It will not appear on the panel for the other element types.

    A / in the selection field indicates that the change will be forced, by default, for any element of this type when the DELTA List is processed.

    By default, selecting this field allows the desired change to any element of this type in the DELTA List, even if the IMS queue count is greater than zero.

    Note

    The Force option is ignored for requests that rename the transaction, requests that revise the transaction from local to remote or vice versa, a conversational transaction where the SPA size is changed, or transactions that are changed to or from FAST PATH.

    Command defaults

    Note

    This field is valid only for the COMMAND element type. It will not appear on the panel for the other element types.

    Sets the default value for when an IMS command should execute in relation to the execution of the DELTA List in which the command element is included.

    1 executes the command before DELTA List execution.

    2 executes the command after DELTA List execution.



  7. Type a / in the selection field next to each element attribute for which you want to edit the default values.

    The View Profile Field Edit panel for the first element attribute field that you selected is displayed.

    View Profile Field Edit panel

     File  Edit  Options  Help                                                    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DELTA PLUS                  View Profile Field Edit                           
    
    View Profile . : DEFAULT                                                       
    Element Type . : APPLCTN                                                       
    Field ID . . . : 01       Field Name: PSB=                                     
                                                                                   
    Macro  . . . . . PSB= . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                      
    Description  . . Name of application . . . . . . . . . .                       
                                                                                   
    Field access.                                                                  
    1 1.Edit                                                                       
      2.Read only                                                                  
      3.None                                                                       
                                                                                   
    Remarks  . . . . ________________

    Note

    The View Profile Field Edit panel displays different fields than those that are displayed in the previous figure, depending upon which element attribute field was selected for editing.

    The following fields are available on this panel:

    View Profile

    The name of the View Profile that you are creating or modifying. This is not an editable field.

    Element Type

    Displays the type of DELTA List element. Valid types are:

    • APPLCTN

    • TRANSACT

    • DATABASE

    • TERMINAL

    • LTERM

    • RTCODE

    • SUBPOOL

    • COMMAND

    • DELTALST

    This is not an editable field.

    Field ID

    A sequential number for each element attribute field that appears for the element type on the DELTA List Element Edit panel. This is not an editable field.

    Field Name

    The name of the element attribute field that you are modifying. This is not an editable field.

    Macro

    The IMS macro statement that corresponds to this element attribute field.
    Description

    A user-defined description for this element attribute field.

    Field access

    Indicates whether to prohibit users of this View Profile from accessing this element attribute field or to allow read-only or edit access.

    1 allows edit access for this field.

    2 allows read-only access for this field.

    3 prohibits access to this field.

    Default value

    Note

    This field is not applicable to all element attribute fields.

    The default value for the element attribute field.

    Select field for revise

    Note

    This field is not applicable to all element attribute fields.

    A / in the selection field indicates that this element attribute field should be selected for revise when an element of this type is added to a DELTA List with a DELTA action of REVISE.

    If you select this field, by default, this element attribute field will be selected for revise when an element of this type is added with a DELTA action of REVISE.

    Comment

    Note

    This field applies only to the comment element attribute fields.

    Comments about this element type or any of the element attribute fields.

    Remarks

    Comments about this element attribute field.

  8. Edit the desired fields and press F3.

    The next panel is displayed based on your previous action.

    Previous action

    Result

    Action to take

    You selected more than one element attribute field for editing.

    The View Profile Field Edit panel (Figure 5) is displayed for the next field.

    1. Repeat Step 8 until the View Profile Element Edit panel (Figure 4) is displayed for the element type that you selected for editing.

    2. Go to Step 9.

    You selected only one element attribute field for editing.

    The View Profile Element Edit panel (Figure 4) is displayed for the element type that you selected for editing.

    Go to Step 9.

  9. Press F3.

    The next panel is displayed based on your previous action.

    Previous action

    Result

    Action to take

    You selected more than one element type for editing.

    The View Profile Element Edit panel (Figure 4) is displayed for the next element type.

    1. Repeat Step 7 and Step 8 until the View Profile Edit panel (Figure 3) is displayed.

    2. Go to Step 10.

    You selected only one element type for editing.

    The View Profile Edit panel (Figure 3) is displayed.

    Go to Step 10.

  10. Press F3 to save your changes.

To create a new View Profile

  1. Invoke the online interface through the modified ISPF/PDF Primary Option Menu that you created in Accessing the products from an ISPF options menu or through the CLIST that you created in Accessing the products from a CLIST.

    The Main Menu is displayed.

  2. Type 4 in the selection field and press Enter.

    The Administration Menu is displayed.

  3. Type 3 in the selection field and press Enter.

    The View Profile Edit Entry panel is displayed.

  4. Determine the method that you want to use to create the new View Profile:

    If you want to create the new View Profile by

    Go to

    Using the product defaults

    Step 5

    Copying options from an existing View Profile

    Step 6

  5. Type the name of the new View Profile in the View Profile field and press Enter.

    Internal product defaults will populate the View Profile.

  6. Type the name of the new View Profile in the View Profile field and press Enter.

    The View Profile Edit panel is displayed.

  7. Type COPY name on the Command line (where name is the name of the existing View Profile from which you want to copy the new View Profile values) and press Enter.

    The new values are copied from the existing View Profile.

    Note

    To reset the values for the View Profile to the internal product defaults, type DEFAULT on the Command line on the View Profile Edit panel and press Enter. Internal product defaults will populate the View Profile.

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