* Due to restrictions with PDM, you will *
* probably find it easier to use *
* ADDPDMOPT from a normal command entry *
* display before entering PDM. See *
* the later section. *
The ADD PDM Options command adds a record for certain TAA Tool
commands to the PDM Options file. This allows a simple 2 character
entry to cause a TAA Tool command for a member or object in the same
manner as the PDM supported options.
A typical command would be:
This would add the FX option (default used for FIXCLPSRC) to the
QAUOOPT file in the specified library.
If you pressed F4 after entering the previous command, a prompt
override program is used to determine the 2 character value that will
be used as the option. The command prompt then appears with the
value to be used along with the file to be updated.
The command string added would be:
FIXCLPSRC MBR(&N) INPSRCF(&L/&F)
The & values (such as &L) are standard definitions required by PDM.
Several TAA Tools such as FIXCLPSRC, INDCLPDO, and SBMPARMS provide a
command string in the form required by PDM. The supported commands
can be seen by prompting for the valid values for the TAACMD prompt.
A standard option ID default is provided for each of the supported
commands. You may use your own ID instead of the default. The
option ID being added must not already exist in the file.
Use with PDM
Because of restrictions within PDM, you will probably find it easier
to use ADDPDMOPT before entering PDM. The following describes what
you will see if you use the command within PDM.
** You may use ADDPDMOPT from the the PDM 'Work with User Defined
Options' display (F16) command entry line. However, PDM is
not aware that an option has been added and will not refresh
** F5 for refresh will also not make the option appear. If you
back out to the 'Work with Members Using PDM' display and then
request F16 again, you will see the added option.
** You cannot use the option unless you exit PDM and then
Regardless of where you use ADDPDMOPT, the new option will not sort
into sequence. PDM only performs a sort of the options when it is
aware of a change. You can get the option to appear in sequence by
changing the Option and then changing it back. Changing the option
to itself does not cause the the sort to occur.
Command parameters *CMD
TAACMD The TAA command name to be used. Only certain
commands such as FIXCLPSRC, INDCLPDO, and SBMPARMS
may be used. To see the valid values, use the
prompter for the TAACMD prompt.
A prompt override program exists which allows you to
enter the command name and see the default 2
character option that will be used for the command.
You may enter a different value.
OPTFILE The qualified file name of the Options file to be
used. The default is QAUOOPT which is the standard
name provided by PDM in the QGPL library.
You may use the QAUOOPT file in QGPL if you are
authorized or you may have your own personal file.
The file you identify must either be the shipped
QAUOOPT file in QGPL or created from that file.
OPTION The Option ID to be used for the command. *DFT is
the default which means to use the 2 character
default supplied for each supported TAA command. A
different option may be specified.
The option used must be unique within the file. If
the default ID supplied already exists in the file
for one of your own options, then you must select a
MEMBER The member of the file to be added to. The default
Adding your own option manually
The ADDPDMOPT command allows a simple method of adding an option for
certain TAA Tool commands. If you want to add an option for your own
command or function, the following describes the approach to use.
When the 'Work with Members using PDM' display occurs, you can use
the special function keys to create your own option (the same
technique also works for the WRKOBJPDM function).
You must first consider where you want to place the options. The
default is the QAUOOPT file in QGPL. You can see which options file
is being used by specifying F18 'Change defaults'.
If you do not want to use the default, then you must create your own
file. A typical solution would be to use CRTDUPOBJ to duplicate the
existing QAUOOPT file in QGPL to a library of your choice (use the
same name of QAUOOPT). Then use the 'Change Defaults' display and
modify the library for the QAUOOPT file.
After you have selected which file to use, the 'Work With Members'
display should appear. You can use the F16 key for 'User Options'.
This will display the 'Work with User-Defined Options' display and
you will see the existing options. To create a new option, specify
A display will appear named 'Create User-Defined Options'. You can
enter a 2 character ID for the option. You may choose any
characters, but a typical entry would be a value that abbreviates the
command. For example, the FIXCLPSRC command could be abbreviated FX
and entered as:
FIXCLPSRC MBR(&N) INPSRCF(&L/&F)
The variable names (like &L = library) are used by PDM to determine
what should be mapped into the command.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
WRTDBF Write data base file
None, the tool is ready to use.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
ADDPDMOPT *CMD TAAPDMA QATTCMD
TAAPDMAC *PGM CLP TAAPDMAC QATTCL
TAAPDMAC2 *PGM CLP TAAPDMAC2 QATTCL