Navigating in source files
The JCL Editor provides various ways to navigate to and from variable declarations, even when a variable is declared in a different file.
- To jump to the location of the next or previous language element, use the (Ctrl+Shift+Down) and (Ctrl+Shift+Up) actions.
- To navigate in a JCL program from a PROC parameter value
of an EXEC statement, a data set name, or a qualified data set member
name, do one of the following actions:
If the declaration is in the same file as the reference, the editor navigates to the declaration in the same editor. If the declaration is in a collapsed region, the region is expanded. If the reference is in another file and the location of the file can be determined, the source file is opened in a new instance of the editor.
- Right-click the language element, and select Open Declaration from the menu.
- Position the text cursor on language element and press the F3 key.
- Hover the cursor over the language element, hold down the Ctrl key, and click.
- To open the Outline or Properties view for the file that is open in the editor, select or .
- To navigate the annotations in the editor, use the Next Annotation (Ctrl+.) and Previous Annotation (Ctrl+,) actions. The types of annotations visited by these actions can be configured on the Annotations page. To access this preference, click or use the menu on the toolbar.
- To jump to the editor location of your most recent text
change, do one of the following actions:
- Click .
- Press Ctrl+Q.
- To navigate to a specific line number, select Go to Line and type the line number in the window that opens.
- When you use another view, such as the Outline view, a navigation history entry is created. To jump to the previous editor locations visited by these navigation commands, use the Back (Alt+Left) and Forward (Alt+Right) actions. You can also use the left arrow () icon to go back to a previous location and the right arrow () icon to move forward. These icons are in the menu bar.