Indicating output destination

The FILE, PRINT, TABLE, and DISPLAY parameters specify the form in which information is presented when the command produces output.

The following table describes each parameter.

Parameter Description
FILE Causes IBM® Connect:Direct® to return the output as unformatted records to the temporary file. You indicate the name of your temporary file through the TMPDSN parameter of your SIGNON command. See Using SIGNON through the Batch Interface , for a description of the TMPDSN parameter. The statistics record macros in the IBM Connect:Direct sample library provide the output record format.

When IBM Connect:Direct puts the unformatted records in a temporary file, other programs can process the records and customize reports for specific needs. You can use this functionality to process statistics records. You can archive a statistics file each day with a Generation Data Group (GDG). The IBM Connect:Direct product provides sample job streams that extract statistics on a daily basis.

PRINT Routes output of the command to the destination specified in the PRINT keyword of the SIGNON command. See Using SIGNON through the Batch Interface , for a description of the PRINT parameter.
TABLE or DISPLAY Stores the output of the command in the IBM Connect:Direct temporary file or file specified in the TMPDSN parameter and displays it upon successful completion of the command. (For more information on the TMPDSN parameter, see Using SIGNON through the Batch Interface.) The output is usually in tabular format. You can browse the output by using such commands as UP, RIGHT, or FIND. Press the PF1 key for Help on how to browse the file.

Some screens offer additional output format, such as summary tables. These options are listed along with the display, file, and print options.