These commands may be issued after any 'ENTER NEXT TASK CODE'. They must always include DCMT as the first word. Most other words in the commands may be abbreviated down to 3 characters.
Only a few of the more useful commands and options are listed here. If you use others, be sure you know the consequences of any VARY commands you issue. In general, a DISPLAY
command can't hurt anything. Don't terminate the command with a period EXCEPT for 'VARY DYNAMIC PROGRAM'. Most VARY commands are not accessible to programmers or end users on the Production IDMS system. Most VARY commands also only last until the IDMS system is shut down they are not permanent.
- DCMT HELP
- This will display a list of entities about which you may obtain syntax help. You may then issue a more specific HELP command, such as: DCMT HELP PROGRAMS. In response, the syntax for all DCMT
commands related to programs will be listed.
- DCMT DISPLAY AREA
- This command will display the page range and status of each area known to DC.
- DCMT DISPLAY LTERM logicalterminalname RESOURCES
- This command will display the storage resources being used by another logical terminal.
- DCMT DISPLAY PTERM *
- This will display the physical terminal that you are signed on to. The real VTAM ID is about midway down the display.
- DCMT DISPLAY PRINTERS
- This command will display the classes and status associated with the printers. 'B302' is the local CSIS printer. If its status is DISCON and you want to use it, try 'DCMT VARY PRINTER B302 CONNECT'. If that doesn't do the job, see a member of the DBA group to connect it for you.
- DCMT VARY PRINTER logicalterminalid CLASS (class,class)
- This command will associate one or more classes with a specific printer.
- DCMT DISPLAY PROGRAM programname
- 'Programname' may be a dialog, program, subschema, or table. The language, security class, size in bytes, and other information will be displayed.
- DCMT VARY PROGRAM programname NEW COPY IMMEDIATE
- This command should be issued anytime a map, DC program, subschema or table is regenerated. It will make the new copy of the load module current. If you get a 'PROGRAM NOT FOUND' message in return, just ignore it.
- DCMT VARY DYNAMIC PROGRAM programname 1 ENABLE language
- This command should be executed whenever you have compiled a DC online program that has not yet been put into the Sysgen. Its effect lasts only until IDMS is shut down. Don't forget to put the language (COBOL, AS, PLI, ADSO) or the blank before the period.
- DCMT DISPLAY REPORTS
- This command will display the number of reports and lines waiting to be printed for each print class and destination.
- DCMT DISPLAY TRAN
- This command will display all active transactions, both batch and online. You may then display information on a specific transaction by issuing the command 'DCMT DISPLAY TRAN ID', where 'id' was
obtained from the display of the first command. This is especially useful to watch the progress of a batch job.
- DCUF HELP
- As with DCMT HELP, this will display a list of entities about which you may obtain syntax help.
- DCUF SET UPLOW/UPPER
- This command will allow lower-case data to be input at the terminal. IDD, however, must receive its commands in upper case.
- DCUF SHOW USERS ALL
- This command will display all users that are currently signed on to IDMS, and show what terminals they are using.
- This command will cause the user to leave IDMS.
- This command gives information on load modules.
LOOK AM=access module name
LOOK PROGRAM=program name
LOOK AM PROGRAM=access module name
LOOK RCM PROGRAM=rcm module name
LOOK SUBSCHEMA=subschema name
- SEND USER userid ALWAYS/IMMEDIATE 'message'
- This command will send a message to user 'userid'.
ALWAYS - If 'userid' is not signed on, the message will be delivered when he signs on.
IMMEDIATE - 'Userid' will get the message only if he is signed on at the time the message is sent.
- SEND USER logicalterminalid ALWAYS/IMMEDIATE 'message'
- This command will send a message to whoever is signed on to the logical terminal.
- SIGNON userid
- This command will sign the user on to IDMS. You will be prompted
for your password, which will not be displayed as you type it in.
- This command will sign the user off, but keep the user in the IDMS environment.