The Display RPG Fields command displays the fields, their
definitions, and usage from an RPG source member.
A typical command would be:
DSPRPGFLD MBR(xxx) SRCFILE(yyy)
This would display the fields in the program with the definitions and
use in field name order.
An option exists to sequence the fields by:
Field name (Default)
Type and field name
Type, length, and field name
Length and field name
Use and field name
(Usage is Chgd, Used, or blank (only defined)
The tool uses the RTVRPGFLD tool which has certain restrictions. The
major restrictions are:
** Up to 3996 fields may be defined in the program.
** An Externally described file or data structure may be used,
but the object must be on the library list to access the
definition. A command option exists to prevent an error if
the external object does not exist.
** /COPY is valid to access other source members to contribute to
the field definitions. Any copied in members may not contain
a /COPY statement. (No embedded /COPY statements).
** The RPG specifications must be valid. The correct syntax must
be used and the code must compile into a program without any
assumed field definitions.
** Indicators are not considered.
For a more detailed understanding of Field usage, length and the
restrictions, see the RTVRPGFLD tool.
Decimal array lengths will be the internal length of the element
times the number of elements. If you have an element of 5 digits and
0 decimals, the internal value is packed to 3 bytes.
Command parameters *CMD
MBR The RPG member to be used. It must be type RPG,
RPGLE, RPGMOD, or RPG38.
SRCFILE The qualified file name of the source file. The
file name defaults to QRPGSRC. The library value
defaults to *LIBL. *CURLIB may also be used.
SEQ The sequence of the output. The default is *FLDNAM
meaning the fields are output in field name order.
*TYPE may be specified to output field name within
*TYPELEN may be specified to output field name
within length within type.
*LEN may be specified to output field name within
*USE may be specified to output field name within
usage. The first group of fields are those that are
changed in the program such as if defined as a
Result field for a MOVE operation.
The second group is for those fields that are only
used in the program such as the field is in Factor 2
of a MOVE operation, but never appears as a Result
field of a MOVE.
The third group is for those fields that are defined
in a program, but not used in a Calculation or
RQDEXTDSC Determines whether any externally described files
are required. *YES is the default. If an
Externally Described file is specified in the
source, it must exist on the library list or an
escape message will occur.
*NO may be specified in which case if an Externally
Described file exists, the field specifications are
used. If an Externally Described file does not
exist, no error occurs, but the information about
some of the fields may be missing.
OUTPUT How to output the results. * is the default.
*PRINT may be specified. This is the same
definition as most DSP commands.
The tool uses the RTVRPGFLD tool which has several restrictions.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
EXCOUTPUT Execute OUTPUT parameter
RTVRPGFLD Retrieve RPG fields
RTVSYSVAL3 Retrieve system value 3
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
SNDSTSMSG Send status message
None, the tool is ready to use.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
DSPRPGFLD *CMD TAARPGN QATTCMD
TAARPGNC *PGM CLP TAARPGNC QATTCL
TAARPGNR *PGM RPG TAARPGNR QATTRPG