Help Screens on AS400

Help Screen is a common type of information screen in AS400. it gives Help information about almost any kind of display. Suppose you were going to work with members using PDM (WRKMBRPDM) and were not sure what the parameter, “Member type” meant. you could place the cursor anywhere on the line for that parameter and […]

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Change Current Library

The current library (*CURLIB) is the first user library that is searched before the rest of the user libraries in the list when the system looks for an object. If a user does not specify a library name when requesting an operation on an object, the libraries in the library list are searched for the […]

Use of SEU Editor

The IBM AS/400 provides an integrated set of Application Development Tools (ADT) to design, develop and maintain applications. One such tool is the Programming Development Manager (PDM) that offers the following: Integrated application development environment. List-oriented selection of items for development or maintenance. Extendable interface to tools through user-defined options. Another tool is the Source […]

Library List

A library list is similar in concept to the “PATH” in Unix and MS-DOS. It specifies which libraries are to be searched and the order in which they are searched when the system looks for an object. A library list is identified by the value *LIBL. A default library list is automatically created by OS/400 […]

Create Library and Source Physical Files

Although most system functions can be invoked directly by using CL commands, it is generally easier for novice users to take menu paths to describe the task to perform and then let the system choose for appropriate command. For example, let’s use the menu path to create a library. If you entered a 4 (for […]

Overview of IBM green screen (5250 Terminal)

The 5250 terminal emulator, or green screen, is your interface when working with an AS/400. Here is its main menu. Here are some general guidelines about working with this screen: If you enter an illegal keystroke, a red XII appears, as shown in the screen above. Press the Ctrl key to clear it. To use function […]