PARENT primary command

The PARENT primary command changes your position in the database from the current segment to any other segment occurrence in the hierarchical path to the current segment.


1 PARent ?segment-name
The name of the segment type you want to position on. The segment type must be a parent of the current segment type but it does not have to be an immediate parent.

When segment-name is not specified, the PARENT command positions on the immediate parent of the current segment.

When the PARENT command is issued and the current segment is a root segment, FM/IMS displays a message and does not change the current segment position.


Related tasks and examples

ROOT primary command