TECHExpress: System Values
Do you ever have
trouble remembering the name of a system value? You can find the
name you're looking for with the Work with System Value (WRKSYSVAL)
command, using the default of SYSVAL(*ALL). But with more than
100 system values in V3R1, you may have to scroll through many
pages before you find the one you want. To make it easier to find
system values, IBM divides them into eight categories, as shown
in the table at right. There are two ways to make use of these
1. Enter the WRKSYSVAL command and specify a category
in the SYSVAL parameter.
2. Enter the WRKSYSVAL command with the default of
SYSVAL(*ALL). On the subsequent screen, enter a category next
to the Subset by type prompt.
In either case, if you don't remember the names of
the categories, you can press F4 to obtain a list.
Categorization of System Values
*ALC Allocation system values.
*DATTIM Date and time system values
*EDT Editing system values
*LIBL Library list system values
*MSG Message and logging values
*SEC Security system values
*STG Storage system values
*SYSCTL System control system values
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