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The  Demonstrate Subfile  6  (Window/Position  To) command  provides  a
demonstration of  a subfile loaded from array data  that will appear in
a  window.  A 'Position  To' entry exists.   The code provided includes
comments for  how to  modify the  source  to fit  your specific  needs.
The  subfile provides  an option  to select  one of  the  entries which
causes  the value to be passed  back as a parameter.   A display option
is also provided.

You can try out the function with the command:


To further exercise the demonstration:

         - Try the display option
         - Rollup/Rolldown
         - Try the Position To entry
         - Display an entry
         - Try the Help key

DMOSUBF6 is  a subset of  the DMOSUBF  tool with  the major  difference
that array  data is  used to  load the  subfile rather  than data  base
records.   DMOSUBF6 is  similar to DMOSUBF4  except that a  Position To
entry is supported.   Comments exist  within the source  to assist  you
in re-positioning the window or changing the size of the window.

A window  of array  data is typical  of many  applications that  have a
small number of values that the user can see.

The intent  of the source  is to allow  you to build  a similar subfile
display application with a minimum of effort.

All  of  the  screens  support  help text.    The  help  text  shown is
standard for  things like  function keys  and Option  entries.   Sample
formats are provided for field help text.

Differences with other DMOSUBF tools

The  DMOSUBF tool provides  a typical  work type  display of  data base
records in a subfile.

The   DMOSUBF2  command  (part   of  DMOSUBF)   provides  display  only
functions  (no  changes  or  additions)  of  data  base  records  in  a

DMOSUBF3  provides the  same  function as  DMOSUBF4,  but  the data  is
displayed on a full display.  DMOSUBF4 uses a window.

DMOSUBF4  provides  the  same  function  as  DMOSUBF6 except  that  the
'Position To' entry is not supported.

DMOSUBF5 is like DMOSUBF3 plus a 'Position To' entry.

Getting started

Command definition, CL,  DDS, and  RPG source  are provided.   You  may
not want a command interface  or a CL program, but rather  call the RPG
program  from some  other program.   Or you  may decide  to use  the CL
program  only  during the  testing of  the code  and then  eliminate it
when integrating the RPG/DDS code into a full application.

The  DUPSTDSRC  command  provides  a  simple  method  of   copying  the
standard source.  The SRCTYP *SUBF6xxx must be used:

           *SUBF6CMD     Command definition source
           *SUBF6CLP     CL source
           *SUBF6RPG     RPG source
           *SUBF6DSPF    DDS Display file source

For example, to duplicate the RPG source, use:

           DUPSTDSRC   MBR(xxx) SRCTYP(*SUBF6RPG) TEXT('...')

For each source  member that you copy, some  number of required changes
are  needed.   Optional  changes may  also be  made.   The  typical use
would be  to  make only  the required  changes  and achieve  a  working
application before changing the optional statements.

As with DMOSUBF,  the source includes comments to assist  you in making
the changes.  There are 2 kinds of comments:

  **   Temporary.   These are designed to assist  you in making changes
       to the  source.    After  your application  is  ready,  you  may
       remove these comments with the RMVSRCCMT TAA Tool.

  **   Permanent.  These are  designed to be retained in  the source to
       document the code.

Array data

The program  is written so that  the array data is part  of the program
(compile  time array).   It could  be loaded from  a file  or from your
own code at the beginning of the program.

The program  is written so  that only  a value  and a text  description
will appear  in the subfile and the  same values appear if  a record is
displayed.   You  may  have a  more complex  set  of information  to be
displayed  in  the  subfile  as   well  as  more  detail   information.
Comments within the source will assist you in making changes.

The program assumes that  when an array element is  read from the ARVAL
array  that is  blank, 'end  of file' is  sensed and  the last  page of
entries is displayed.  You may  have a different method of  determining
the 'end of file' and if so scan the RPG source for ENDFILE.

Instead of array data,  your data may be in  a data base file.   If the
file  contains a small  number of  records (such  as 100 or  less), you
may  choose to use DMOSUBF6 rather  than DMOSUBF2 which deals with data
base records.  For  example, you could read  the data at the  beginning
of  the program  and place  it an  arrays or  multiple  occurrence data

Command parameters                                    *CMD



Only the  first '1' option is used to return  a value.  If multiple are
entered by the user, all those after the first are ignored.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     ADJVAR          Adjust variable
     FILEFDBCK       File feedback
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type    Attribute      Src member    Src file
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   DMOSUBF6      *CMD                   TAASTDG       QATTCMD
   TAASTDGC      *PGM       CLP         TAASTDGC      QATTCL
   TAASTDGR      *PGM       RPG         TAASTDGR      QATTRPG

Added to TAA Productivity tools May 1, 1997

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