The display of long columns in Form Mode in RC/Edit and RC/Browse has changed on r11.5

Document ID : KB000053404
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description

When using RC/Edit or RC/Browse in Form Mode on r11, any column that was greater than 50 characters in length was displayed on multiple lines:

  RUBROWF  R11    ---------- RC/Browse: Form Mode ---------- 2009/01/14 04:51:5
  COMMAND ===>                                                  SCROLL ===> CSR 
For Table ==> USERID.PTSYS_DEFAULT_0100 Row number==> 1 OF 1 Browse Mode ==> F Max Char ==> 070 SSID: D81A ----------FETCH STATUS: COMPLETE-------------------------- USERID ##.COLUMN NAME NULL DATA FOR ROW # 1 A1.USERID AA A2.DESCRIPTION AA A3.GLOBAL_DEFAULTS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA A4.SG_DEFAULTS AA

On r11.5 the display has changed:

  RUBROWF  R11.5  ---------- RC/Browse: Form Mode ---------- 2009/01/14 04:54:56 
  COMMAND ===>                                                  SCROLL ===> CSR 
For Table => USERID.PTSYS_DEFAULT_0100 > Row number=> 1 OF 1 Browse Mode => F Max Char => 070 SSID: D81A ----------FETCH STATUS: COMPLETE-------------------------- USERID ##.COLUMN NAME NULL DATA FOR ROW # 1 A1.USERID AA A2.DESCRIPTION AA A3.GLOBAL_DEFAULTS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA > A4.SG_DEFAULTS AA

Why has the display been changed on r11.5 and how do I display the entire column field?

Solution

The changes to the display of column data on r11.5 are part of the changes made for Long Name support and in particular Enhanced Scroll Services. Enhanced Scroll (ES) is used to manage display and scrolling.

These enhancements are documented in the r11.5 Release Summary, ISPF Display Interface Enhancements, Field and Column Level Scrolling:

To accommodate DB2 V8 long name objects, field and column level scrolling has been implemented. The scrollable fields are identified on the screens by the less than (<) or greater than (>) symbols next to the field. To scroll the field, place the cursor in the field and use the left or right PF keys to view the data.

The EXPLODE or EXPAND commands can be used to edit or view the entire field contents.

Enter the EXPLODE command on the command line and place the cursor anywhere within the column data and press ENTER:

  RUBROWE  R11.5  ------- RC/Browse Explode Facility ------- 2009/01/14 05:05:5 
  COMMAND ===>                                                  SCROLL ===> CSR 

Table Name => PTSYS_DEFAULT_0100 > Column Name => GLOBAL_DEFAULTS > Table Creator=> USERID > Column Type => VARCHAR(490) DB2 SSID => D81A Column Length/50=> 009
----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5 ******************* Top of Data ******************** AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ****************** Bottom of Data ******************

Further details on the Scrolling and Expanding enhancements can be found in the r11.5 (SP2 and above) RC/Update User Guide. Refer to Chapter 4, Scrolling and Expanding Fields.