Set Print Processing Options panel

You use the Set Print Processing Options panel to control processing of the current FM/Db2 session.

These options are saved in your ISPF profile and persist from one FM/Db2 session to the next.

Panel and field definitions

 Process   Options   Help
 FM/Db2 (DFE2)            Set Print Processing Options

 Print Options:
    Output destination      Record length      Enter "/" to select option
    1  1. SYSPRINT          2  1. 80              Page skip
       2. Terminal             2. 132          /  Wide print
       3. Data set                             /  Translate non-printable chars
       4. REXX                                    Uppercase message text

    Data set DISP
    2  1. OLD
       2. MOD

    Data set name  . . FMNUSER.FMN.LIST                                      
    Output class . . . A
    Lines per page . . 50  
    Record limits  . . (1,*)               (n,m) n=begin column, m=end column

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Output destination
Specifies where print output is sent, except for batch execution.
Send print output to the current SYSPRINT allocation.
Send print output to the TSO terminal.
Data set
Output is accumulated in the print data set specified in the Data set name field. This data set can be browsed using the PB command, or sent for printing to the JES spool queue with class specified in the Output class field using the PRINT command while browsing.
Send output to a REXX stem variable. Each line corresponds to a variable named FILEM.nnn. FILEM.0 contains the line count.

When you use the PRINT primary command in Print Browse (option 3.9), or if you specify batch execution in a File Manager/Db2 panel, then print output is always sent to a SYSOUT class.

Record length
Specifies the line length of print output.
The line length of print output is 80 characters, suitable for a terminal.
The line length of print output is 132 characters, suitable for a printer.
Note: Record length is not applicable when:
  • The data is printed in TABL format, or
  • You specify the wide format for the compare output listing
In either of the above cases, when data is printed the line length is determined from the number and size of fields printed. If this length is greater than the record length specified for the data set, the print line is truncated. The maximum print line length is 32760.
Data set DISP
Specifies the disposition of a print data set.
The print data set is cleared before each print operation, and print output is written from the beginning of the data set.
Default setting. Print output is appended to the existing print data set.
Page skip
If selected, print output from each function begins on a new page.
Wide print
If selected, for to-be-allocated (new) print output datasets (online) or for SYSPRINT allocation (in batch), FM/Db2 uses the maximum record length/blocksize of 32756/32760 and record format of VBA.

If not selected, for to-be-allocated (new) print output datasets (online) or for SYSPRINT allocation (in batch), FM/Db2 uses the record length/blocksize of 133/137 and record format of VBA.

Note: This setting only applies when the output dataset is newly-allocated during execution. It is ignored for pre-allocated print output datasets.
Translate non-printable chars
Specifies how FM/Db2 should translate non-printable characters.

If selected, non-printable characters are translated to blanks using a translate table.

If not selected, no translation is performed. Use PRTTRANS=OFF to support special print chains. This may make printing faster.

For instructions on altering the print translate table, see the File Manager Customization Guide.

Uppercase message text
All message text is translated to uppercase.
Data set name
If you specified the Output destination as 3 (Data set), then after you enter the PRINT command while executing the Print Browse (PB) function, FM/Db2 sends print output to this temporary data set.

The default is userid.FMN.LIST, unless changed in your FM/Db2 installation.

Output class
The class of the JES spool queue to be used when the PRINT command is issued while browsing the temporary print data set.
Lines per page
Specifies the number of lines printed on each page of print output. You can specify a value from 1 to 999. The default is 60.
Record limits
When data is printed in CHAR or LHEX print format, limits print output for each record (or OAM object).
The entire record (or block) is printed.
Print output is limited to the data from columns (bytes) n through m. An asterisk (*) specified for m indicates the end of the record.

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