Edit Entry panel

You use the Edit Entry panel to select a data set for editing in the Edit panel.

The Edit Entry panel is the same as the View Entry panel, with two nore options, Inplace edit and Create audit trail. For an explanation of the fields in this panel, see the field definitions in Browse Entry panel.

Panel and field definitions

Figure 1. Edit Entry panel
  Process   Options   Help
 Z Data Tools                   Edit Entry Panel

 Input Partitioned, Sequential or VSAM Data Set, or HFS file:
    Data set/path name 'HFMUSER.EXPORT'                                +
    Member . . . . .              Blank or pattern for member list
    Volume serial  .              If not cataloged
    Start position .                                 +
    Record limit . .              Record Sampling  
    Inplace edit . .                (Prevent inserts and deletes)
 Copybook or Template:
    Data set name . . . . .                                               
    Member  . . . . . . . .              Blank or pattern for member list

 Processing Options:
  Copybook/template   Start position type   Enter "/" to select option
  1  1. Above            1. Key                Edit template    Type (1,2,S)
     2. Previous         2. RBA                Include only selected records
     3. None             3. Record number      Binary mode, reclen      
     4. Create dynamic   4. Formatted key      Create audit trail
                                               Use I/O exit
 Command ===>                                                                  
  F1=Help      F2=Split     F3=Exit      F4=Expand    F7=Backward  F8=Forward
  F9=Swap     F10=Actions  F12=Cancel
Inplace edit
If you select this option, the edit session does not allow you to insert or delete records.

If you deselect this option, then for QSAM, VSAM ESDS and VSAM RRDS data sets that are larger than the available virtual storage, or when using this in conjunction with a start position or record limit, Z Data Tools uses an auxiliary file in order to allow rewriting of the data set.

Inplace edit is implied when using any of the following:
  • A segmented record type data set, as indicated by your chosen template, with selection criteria specified in the template.
  • A segmented record type data set, as indicated by your chosen template, and the data set is fixed blocked QSAM or VSAM RRDS.
  • Record sampling,
  • A record limit of "MEMORY", or
  • A VSAM data set defined as NOREUSE
  • Include only selected records.
Create audit trail
Determines if Z Data Tools generates an audit report of all successful modifications to data made during an Edit session.

The display of this option depends on whether SAF-rule controlled is in effect. See SAF-rule controlled auditing.

The ability to change this option depends on the installation options (in the HFM0POPT macro).

When your system administrator has enforced audit logging, the Create audit trail option in this panel is ignored.

When your system administrator has not enforced audit logging, you can set this option on or off for any particular editing task. Type a “/” in the option entry field to generate audit reporting for the current Edit session.

For more information about setting the Audit Trail options, refer to the Z Data Tools Customization Guide or see your systems administrator.

Child panels

Depending upon the options selected in the Edit Entry panel, the next panel displayed can be:

Equivalent functions