|SAS Companion for the OS/390 Environment
The FORM subsystem consists of six windows that are described
in detail in the help for base SAS. You use these frames to define a form
for each printer that is available to you at your site.
Two of the windows in the FORM subsystem contain host-specific
information. Both are print-file parameter windows that you use to specify
the printer, text format, and destination for your output. TSO Print-File Parameter Frameand
IBM 3800 Print-File Parameter Frame
show these two frames. IBM 3800 Print-File Parameter Frame
appears only if you select IBM 3800 print-file parameters.
This section contains brief discussions of the fields
in the OS/390-specific FORM windows. For additional information, select
the field you're interested in and press the function key you use to issues
the HELP command. Also see Using the PRINT Command and the FORM Subsystem
for more information about using the FORM subsystem.
The TSO print-file parameters in the first window are
the same parameters you would use in a TSO ALLOCATE statement.
|TSO Print-File Parameter Frame|
TSO Print-File Parameter Frame
Many of the values that are entered for these parameters
are site specific. The data center personnel at your site can give you information
about the Destination, Forms, and Class codes that are used at your site.
- routes the output to a particular device.
Destination is a one to eight alphanumeric or national character name that
is defined for a device by your site.
- refers to the SYSOUT class of the file.
The SYSOUT parameter is used to route output to printers and other devices.
Class can be any alphanumeric character. Ask your data center personnel which
specifications are appropriate for this field.
- are specified by using one to four alphanumeric
or national characters. Form numbers are used to request special paper. Ask
your data center personnel which values are appropriate for this field.
- requests that a print chain or print train
that contains the Universal Character Set be mounted for a device. Ask your
data center personnel which values are appropriate for this field.
- specifies how many copies to print. The
range is from 1 to 255, with a default value of 1.
- is the forms control-buffer value, which
specifies the movement of forms on a device. Ask your data center personnel
which values are appropriate for this field.
- specifies the name of a program in the SYS1.LINKLIB
library that is to be used to write the output instead of JES2 or JES3. Ask
your data center personnel for information about using this parameter.
- specifies the maximum number of output lines
that can be printed. The range is from 1 to 16,777,215. If ID is exceeded,
the job is automatically terminated.
- requests that output be held in the output
queue instead of going directly to the device.
|IBM 3800 Print-File Parameter Frame|
IBM 3800 Print-File Parameter Frame
This frame requests the following print-file parameters.
For more information, consult the help facility. Also refer to the IBM JCL
reference manual for your system for additional information about these parameters.
- Character tables
- specifies which character table to use for
printing output. Ask your data center personnel which values are appropriate
for this field.
- Flash name and Flash count
- controls the use of overlay forms. Ask
your data center personnel for details.
- Modify name and Modify TRC
- controls the use of copy modification modules
in SYS1.IMAGELIB for printing output. Ask your data center personnel for details.
- requests that your output be torn apart
into separate sheets of paper. When Burst is not specified, the default is
normal fanfold (continuous) printing.
- works in conjunction with the character
tables option. Ask your data center personnel for details.
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