Invoking tablesONLINE/ISPF

There is more than one way to invoke tablesONLINE/ISPF. As shown in Figure 177, invoking tablesONLINE/ISPF is an option on the ISPF Primary Option Menu. The delivered default is Option W – Invoke tablesONLINE, however its installer may choose another character, or, it may be invoked from a subordinate menu.

ISPF Primary Option Menu

Figure 177. ISPF Primary Option Menu

To invoke tablesONLINE/ISPF, choose Option W – Invoke tablesONLINE on the ISPF Primary Option menu. The tablesONLINE PRIMARY MENU appears, as illustrated in Figure 178.


Figure 178. tablesONLINE PRIMARY MENU

The first three options on the tablesONLINE PRIMARY MENU are used to edit Data Tables.

Option 1 – BROWSE TABLE is used to view the table as a conventional ISPF dataset. This option will not be discussed in this guide.

Option 2 – BROWSE ROWS is used to review—but not change—a table.

Option 3 – EDIT ROWS enables is used to alter rows in a table.

Option 4 – DEFINE TABLE lets a table be defined as either a Data Table or a View.

Option 5 – UTILITIES is an additional facilities that encompass a range of utilities, like copying or printing a table.

Option 6 initiates the tablesONLINE TBDRIVER screen, as illustrated in Figure 179. For more information on TBDRIVER see tableBASE Programming Guide, Release 6.0.3.


Figure 179. tablesONLINE TBDRIVER Screen

The VE command can be issued from the tablesONLINE Primary Menu. The purpose of this command is to provide the current level of your tablesONLINE/ISPF application interface.