Identifying and changing default CA Ideal Site Options

Document ID : KB000054032
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Each software release level of CA Ideal supplies default Site Options/Session Options. These settings may be different from those currently configured at the customer location. This document will review the steps needed to identify those settings that are different, and how to change them.


When preparing for the installation of the new release level, capture the current Ideal settings. From an Ideal command line (online), issue the command: PRINT SESSION OPTIONS (short form: PRI SES OPT) and route the output to an available printer or an online viewing facility. In batch, issue the command PRINT SESSION OPTIONS or DISPLAY SESSION OPTIONS, routing the output to an appropriate output class.

The output of this command is in the format needed to change any of the options with minimal editing. Below is a sample:

03        $RC        EQ              0
05        CHECK DUP USER             N
07        ASYNCMSG   U
09        COMMAND    LINE            2
10                   SEPARATOR       -
11                   REPEAT          -
12                   DELIMITER       ;
13                   COMMENT         :
14                   RESHOW          +
15                   RESHOW          OFF
16                   UPPERCASE       N
17                   DATEFOR         A
19        EDIT       CASE            UPPER
20                   CONTEXT         5
21                   HIGHLIGHT       ERRORS
22                   MULTIPLIER      LEFT
23                   MARGIN          LEFT
24                   TRUNC           NO
25                   COLUMNS         001  080

Once the new release level is installed and verified, you can issue the same commands as listed above to produce a listing of the installed options. Then, you should review the former and current output listings to determine if any of the options have changed and issue the appropriate commands to change the options to their former values.

For example:

  1. To change the edit case from uppercase to mixed case, issue the following command:
    SET EDIT CASE MIXED - (SET from line 1, EDIT CASE from line 19, MIXED as the new value)

  2. To change the character to reshow the last command from a plus sign (+) to a question mark (?):
    SET COMMAND RESHOW ? - (SET from line 1, COMMAND from line 9, RESHOW from line 14, and the question mark (?) as the new value)