z/VSE requirement: RFE 74255: VSE/VSAM IDCAMS Print lower case
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Today I have a requirement, that I want to discuss.
As you may know from previous blog entries you may use the new requirements tool "Request for Enhancement" (RFE) to raise a requirement. See also my blog entry - here.
A few weeks ago we received a VSE/VSAM requirement - RFE 74255: IDCAMS Print lower case - see here.
Requirement description: IDCAMS PRINT should not translate lowercase to period. All 3270 terminals and most printers can now display lowercase characters. Currently "Alpha" prints as "A...." which is useless. Please change CHAR and DUMP to display lowercase a-z as lowercase a-z. The HEX parameter is not affected. If desired, add a new parameter such as CASE MIXED.
Solution: We will not provide the function as proposed. However, we have already a description in our z/VSE Hints & Tips book, Chapter 8 VSE/VSAM, how to translate to lower case.
Heading in z/VSE Hints & Tips: Missing or Unreadable Print Information
z/VSE Hints & Tips has more information and gives an example. The book is here.