A, AK—Specify an After destination
When data is to be moved or copied, the A (after) line command specifies the line after which the data is to be placed. When data is to be moved or copied to multiple destinations, the A (after) line command specifies the final destination line after which the data is to be placed.
When data is to be moved or copied to multiple destinations, the AK (after, multiple targets) line command specifies each multiple destination line (apart from the final destination line) after which the data is to be placed.
- A number that tells the ISPF editor to repeat the associated line command a specified number of times. If you do not type a number, or if the number you type is 1, the editor performs the command only once. The number does not affect associated primary commands.
To specify that data is to be moved or copied after a specific line:
- Type one of the commands that are listed in this table. Line commands
are typed in the line command field. Primary commands are typed on
the command line.
Table 1. Line and primary commans for A and AK Line commands Primary commands C—Copy Lines COPY—Copy Data M—Move Lines MODEL—Copy a Model into the Current Data Set MOVE—Move Data
- To specify a single destination for the data that is to
be moved or copied, type
Ain the line command field of the line that the moved or copied data is to follow. If you are specifying the destination for a line command, a number after the A line command specifies the number of times the other line command is performed. However, a number after the A command has no affect on a primary command.
To specify multiple destinations for the data that is to be moved or copied:
AKin the line command field of each line (apart from the final destination) that the moved or copied data is to follow.
Ain the line command field of the final line that the moved or copied data is to follow.
- Press Enter.
- Some of the commands in the preceding table can cause another
panel to be displayed if more information is needed. If so, fill in
the required information and press Enter to move, copy, or insert
the data. See the information about the specified command if you need
If no panel is displayed, the data is moved, copied, or inserted when you press Enter in step 3.
You must always specify a destination except when you are using a primary command to move, copy, or insert data into a member or data set that is empty.
Two other line commands that are used to specify a destination are the B (before) command and the O (overlay) command. See B, BK—Specify a Before destination and O, OK—Overlay Lines for more information.
Figure 1 shows
how you can move data with the M and A line commands. Type
the line command field of the line you want to move. Type
the line command field of the line that you want the moved line to
When you press Enter, the line where you typed the M command is moved after the line where you typed the A command. See Figure 2.
- If you press Enter before specifying where you want the data to
go, the editor displays a
MOVE/COPY pendingmessage at the top of the panel. The line does not move until you specify a destination.
- The AK line command indicates that another destination of the form of A, B, or O is still required proceeding forward through the file before the data is moved or copied to the multiple destinations specified.