tableBASE is a very flexible product. You can tailor it to perform optimally in your environment by setting certain parameters and switches for both batch and online environments. These parameters and switches are set at installation time but many of them may be overridden when your program is executed. You can override these parameters and switches either via a file defined in the application’s JCL (see Other parameters) or particular tableBASE commands (such as Change Status).
As we discuss each command in the following pages, we will describe those situations where parameters and switches affect the command’s operation and tell you how to adjust the parameter and/or switch to meet your needs.