The Q.GLOBAL_VARS table stores global variable values and
session variable values. This table is created at QMF installation and is required for QMF to start, except on DB2® for VSE and VM.
A QMF administrator
can use the Q.GLOBAL_VARS table to specify global variable values
that are to be set when QMF starts.
Depending on the value of the UPDATEABLE column for each defined global
variable, users can change these global variable values after QMF initialization. By default, a
global variable value is retained until a user resets it or ends the QMF session. However, the DSQEC_USERGLV_SAV
global variable can be set to save global variable values from one
session to another. In this case, a user’s global variable values
are also stored in this table.
The DSQEC_SESSGLV_SAV global
variable can also be set to save a user’s input on QMF panels, both within a session and across
sessions. In this case, the user’s panel input is saved in the
Q.GLOBAL_VARS table as session variables, which have a prefix of DXY.
the table can be empty, columns cannot contain null values.
Table 1. Structure of the Q.GLOBAL_VARS table
||Data type and length
||Function and possible values
- Specifies the name of the global variable or session variable.
- Any valid global variable name or session variable name.
- Specifies whether the global variable value can be changed by
users after QMF initialization.
- Specifies that the global variable cannot be updated during the QMF session.
- Specifies that the global variable can be updated during the QMF session.
Some QMF global
variables, such as those that record information about the state of
the current QMF session, are
read-only. If you include a read-only global variable in the Q.GLOBAL_VARS
table, the variable is not set at initialization, regardless of the
UPDATEABLE setting. QMF initialization
For global variables that are saved across sessions,
this value is set according to whether the variable can currently
be updated by the user. If the variable cannot be updated, this value
is set to 0. Otherwise, it is set to 1.
- Specifies a QMF user ID.
- This value must be used when initial global variable values are
added to the table by an administrator. This value specifies that
the global variable applies to all users.
- SYSTEM is the default value.
- When global variable and session values are added to the table,
this value is set to the user's QMF ID.
The USERID and VARNAME fields are used as the primary
key for each global variable entry.
At installation, the VARVALUE
column is defined with a length of 2000. However, any length from
18 to 32555 can be used.
- Specifies the value of the global variable or session variable.
- Any valid global variable value.