Set Print Processing Options panel

The Set Print Processing Options panel is displayed when you select option 1 from the Settings Menu.

The panel allows you to view and modify selected options for the print output that the File Manager functions produce.

Panel and field definitions

Figure 1. Set Print Processing Options panel
 FM/IMS                   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 prefix
    Data set DISP           Dump format        /  Header page
    2  1. OLD               1  1. Updown
       2. MOD                  2. Across

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

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FM/IMS can produce the following types of print output:

  • Audit trail report.
  • Extract report.
  • Load report.
  • Data printed by the DPRINT command, while browsing or editing data.
  • Data printed by the utility functions: Print, Batch Edit or Batch Browse.

Unless otherwise specified, the following options apply to all types of printoutput—except for the Utility functions.

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 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.
Dump format
Specifies the format of hexadecimal print output (for example, when you use Tape Print with Print format set to HEX). For an example of each format, see Selecting a display format.
Display hexadecimal digits as 2 groups of 4 full words (resulting in 32 hexadecimal digits) followed by the EBCDIC character display to the right of the hexadecimal display. For example:
Image of Across dump format example
Under each EBCDIC character, vertically stack the two digits of its hexadecimal value. The most significant digit is displayed above the least significant digit. For example:
LVL Segment  Description     Concatenated Key
001 SUBURB                   BEACONSFIELD

                        CHAR BEACONSFIELD      6162 B2520015FREMANTLE     002320411546BCNFD
                        NUMR 25136526953400000061620225200156954153350000000232041154623564
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), File Manager 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), File Manager 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 File Manager 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 prefix
If selected, when data is printed in CHAR or LHEX print format, record header information (for example, record number and length) is included in character-format print output.

If not selected, you can specify DATAHDR=NO to left-justify the data in the print output, without header information.

Header page
If selected, a header page (a title page with File Manager on it) is included in the print output.

If you specified the Output destination as 2 (Terminal), then the header page is not included in the print output, even if you have selected this option.

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, File Manager sends print output to this temporary data set.

The default is userid.FMN.LIST, unless changed in your File Manager 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.

LVL Segment  Description     Concatenated Key
001 SUBURB                   BEACONSFIELD

 000000    C2C5C1C3  D6D5E2C6  C9C5D3C4  40404040    4040F6F1  F6F240C2 F2F5F2F0  F0F1F5C6    *BEACONSFIELD      6162 B2520015F*
 000020    D9C5D4C1  D5E3D3C5  40404040  40F0F0F2    F3F2F0F4  F1F1F5F4 F6C2C3D5  C6C4        *REMANTLE     002320411546BCNFD  *

Parent panels

Child panels

  • None.