The following example shows the components of a IBM® Connect:Direct® Process:
The following table describes these components:
|Label||A user-defined 1-8 character alphanumeric string that identifies the IBM Connect:Direct statement. The label must begin in column one. The first character of the label must be alphabetic. The PROCESS statement is the only statement that requires a label; it is optional on all other statements. The PROCESS statement must be on the same line as the label.|
|Statement||The statement specifies the requested function
Statements must begin after column one. If a statement begins in
column one, IBM Connect:Direct considers
it a label.
For more information on how to code IBM Connect:Direct statements to transfer files and submit business processes to IBM B2B Integrator, see Transmitting Files between IBM Connect:Direct and B2B Integrator.
|Parameters and Subparameters||Parameters and subparameters specify further instructions
for the statement. They must be separated from statements by one or
more blanks or commas. Multiple symbolic substitutions must be separated
by one or more spaces.
There are two types of parameters: keyword and positional.
A positional parameter or the variable information in a keyword parameter sometimes is a list of subparameters. The list may contain both positional and keyword parameters. Positional subparameters must be enclosed in parentheses, with the parentheses optionally preceded and followed by blanks or commas.
|SYSOPTS||SYSOPTS (system operations) are a specialized
type of parameter used by every IBM Connect:Direct platform.
SYSOPTS specify platform-specific commands to perform during a Process.
For example, when transferring a file from a mainframe system to a
UNIX system, you use SYSOPTS to specify that the file be translated
from EBCDIC to ASCII and that any trailing blanks be removed.
See SYSOPTS Syntax for more information about using SYSOPTS.