BATCH is a command synonym supplied by QMF that accesses the QMF batch application. This application lets you run queries and procedures as QMF batch jobs rather than interactively.

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The QMF BATCH command supports object names of the lengths shown in the following table.
Table 1. Field lengths for object names on the QMF BATCH command
Field name Maximum length
Object name (name of query or procedure) 77
Form name 77
Batch name (name of QMF batch procedure) 31
Save data (name of data to be saved) 77
The BATCH command also allows for the input of long variables. You can use the scroll indicator to help you enter these variables. The scroll indicator looks like the following:
< > 31 60
The left and right carets are directional indicators and the numbers represent beginning and ending positions.