Introducing QMF Enhanced Editor
The QMF Enhanced Editor adds a number of tailored facilities to the standard ISPF edit environment to aid with query and procedure development.
- QMF objects can be edited and saved with the help of the standard ISPF editor commands. Named objects are saved back to QMF temporary storage and the database. Unnamed objects are saved back only to QMF temporary storage.
- QMF objects can be saved
during the edit session by using the standard ISPF
SAVEcommand, or saved to another name using the
- The standard ISPF Edit commands
REPLACEcan be used to read and write QMF objects directly to and from the database.
- QMF pattern matching can
be used to generate a list of selectable objects when using the
- QMF object syntax coloring
detects the language type and can individually color many syntactical
elements. These settings can be customized and saved in your ISPF
profile by using the
- QMF objects can be run with
or without a command prompt by using the
RUNcommand. For QMF queries, the final report object is displayed in QMF.
- For QMF queries, the
PREVIEWcommand allows generating and scrolling the first 100 rows of any result table on the edit panel itself.
- Attributes that are associated with the edited object, such as
comments and share option, can be viewed and updated within the
editor by using the
DESCRIBEcommand. Object attributes are automatically saved back to the database with the object data.
- QMF queries can also use the Assist feature, which is automatically activated when a table or column name is selected on the edit panel.
- QMF queries can be syntax-checked
without the calling Db2® by using
The QMF Enhanced Editor requires that QMF be started using ISPF services. For Enhanced Editor configuration instructions, see the "Configuring QMF Enhanced Editor" topic in the Installing and Managing Db2 QMF for TSO and CICS guide.