SELPDMOPT SELECT PDM OPTION TAAPDMB
The Select PDM Option command is intended for the WRKxxxPDM displays.
A standard entry of PD is provided which will display a subfile of
the available options in the QAUOOPT (or equivalent) file. The
subfile appears in a window and options exist to Execute, Prompt
(using F4), or Display the command details. A function key allows
access to the TAA command ADDPDMOPT.
You would normally begin by using the ADDPDMOPT tool to add an option
for the SELPDMOPT tool.
The default option value assigned is PD. Once the PD option exists,
you can enter PD next to one of your members or objects and see the
It is is not a requirement that the options file be named QAUOOPT,
but it must have the same definition as the system shipped version.
The function has the following advantages:
** If you do not remember the options or what they are used for,
the window subfile provides a simple solution.
** If you are developing a new option, the PDM required &x
entries are not necessarily easy to enter correctly. The
subfile display option allows you to see the command as it
would be executed.
The SELPDMOPT command is used for documentation purposes only. If
the command is run, an escape message will be issued.
The TAAPDMBC program is the program that should be specified for the
PDM option. This will happen automatically if you use ADDPDMOPT. If
you do not use ADDPDMOPT, the command to enter is:
PD CALL PGM(TAATOOL/TAAPDMBC) PARM(&U &V &W +
'&A' &B &C '&D' &E '&F' &H '&J' &L +
&N &O &P &R &S &T &U &V &W &X)
When an PDM substitution value such as '&J' is used, the JOBD
parameter appears in the string as JOBD('xxx/yyy'). This is an
incorrect syntax when used directly, but operates correctly when
executed using the tool.
Command parameters *CMD
None. The SELPDMOPT command is used for documentation purposes only.
A maximum of 200 options are supported.
PDM allows a command with &x substitution values in a 250 field.
This field cannot expand beyond 999 bytes when the actual values are
placed in the command.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
ADDPDMOPT Add PDM option
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
You must first enter an option (PD is the default) into the QAUOOPT
file (or your equivalent) and the previously described command. The
preferred method of achieving this is with the ADDPDMOPT tool.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
SELPDMOPT *CMD TAAPDMB QATTCMD
TAAPDMBC *PGM CLP TAAPDMBC QATTCL
TAAPDMBC2 *PGM CLP TAAPDMBC2 QATTCL
TAAPDMBC3 *PGM CLP TAAPDMBC3 QATTCL
TAAPDMBR *PGM RPG TAAPDMBR QATTRPG
TAAPDMBD *FILE DSPF TAAPDMBD QATTDDS
TAAPDMBC2 CL pgm
TAAPDMBR RPG pgm
TAAPDMBD Display file
TAAPDMBC3 Sub pgm for ADDPDMOPT
Added to TAA Productivity tools February 1, 1997