Suprtool 5.6.01 for MPE:

User Manual

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by Robelle Solutions Technology Inc.

 

 


 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

Welcome to Suprtool 17

Introduction......................................................................................................... 17

Suprtool Components............................................................................................ 17

Database Editing....................................................................................... 18

Speed Demon - Replacing DBGET Mode-2................................................... 18

STExport - Data Export Utility................................................................... 18

Suprlink - Multidataset Access.................................................................... 18

Suprtool2 - Interface Routine....................................................................... 19

Documentation..................................................................................................... 19

Notation.............................................................................................................. 19

Highlights 21

Highlights in Suprtool 5.6.01................................................................................. 21

Highlights in Suprtool 5.5...................................................................................... 21

Highlights in Suprtool 5.4...................................................................................... 21

Highlights in Suprtool 5.3...................................................................................... 22

Highlights in Suprtool 5.2...................................................................................... 22

Highlights in Suprtool 5.1.02................................................................................. 22

Installing Suprtool 23

Overview............................................................................................................. 23

Ecometry Users..................................................................................................... 23

Instructions.......................................................................................................... 23

Getting a Quick Start with Suprtool 24

How to Run Suprtool............................................................................................ 24

What is a Task?................................................................................................... 24

Copying Files...................................................................................................... 25

Copying One File..................................................................................... 25

Appending to a File................................................................................... 25

Concatenating Two Files............................................................................ 25

Fields in Data Files............................................................................................... 25

What is a Self-Describing File?................................................................... 25

Creating an SD File................................................................................... 26

Define Fields in a Data File......................................................................... 26

Create an SD File from a Data File............................................................... 26

Repeating Commands............................................................................................ 27

Repeating a Command............................................................................... 27

How to Save On-line Commands to a File..................................................... 27

Selecting Database Records..................................................................................... 27

Select All Records..................................................................................... 28

Select a Random Sample............................................................................ 28

Look at the First Few Records..................................................................... 28

Selecting by Criteria.............................................................................................. 28

Simple Criteria......................................................................................... 28

Complex Criteria...................................................................................... 28

String of Digits......................................................................................... 29

Selecting by Date.................................................................................................. 29

Select by Today's Date............................................................................... 29

Select by Particular Date............................................................................. 29

Select by Year.......................................................................................... 30

Select Prior Month.................................................................................... 30

Selecting by Lists of Values.................................................................................... 30

Finding Data Based on a List...................................................................... 30

Finding Data Based on a File...................................................................... 31

Finding Data Based on Another Dataset's Criteria........................................... 31

Finding Data in a Data File......................................................................... 32

Comparing against a Key and Data............................................................... 32

Sorting Database Records....................................................................................... 33

Sort Records............................................................................................ 33

Sort Records in Descending Order................................................................ 33

Sort by Multiple Keys............................................................................... 33

Deleting Records................................................................................................... 33

Updating Records.................................................................................................. 34

Duplicate Records................................................................................................. 34

Report without Duplicate Records................................................................ 34

Report Only the Duplicate Records............................................................... 35

Report Only the Unique Records.................................................................. 35

Report Only the Duplicates and Their Originals.............................................. 36

Deleting Duplicate Database Records............................................................ 36

Deleting Non-Unique Duplicate Database Records........................................... 37

Deleting Duplicate Data File Records............................................................ 38

Sorting IMAGE to KSAM...................................................................................... 39

Loading a Dataset.................................................................................................. 39

Decimal Places..................................................................................................... 39

Converting Numbers.............................................................................................. 40

Counts and Subtotals............................................................................................. 40

Count and Subtotal on Sort Keys................................................................. 40

Sort by Count or Subtotal.......................................................................... 41

Total by Field.......................................................................................... 41

Running Totals........................................................................................ 41

Running SubTotals................................................................................... 41

Listing Records.................................................................................................... 42

Changing the Output Record Format........................................................................ 42

Producing a Condensed Dataset Listing..................................................................... 43

Simple Reports..................................................................................................... 43

Your First Report...................................................................................... 43

Printing a Report...................................................................................... 44

Specifying Your Own Title......................................................................... 44

Column Headings..................................................................................... 44

Printing Mailing Labels............................................................................. 45

Running Suprtool under MPE 46

How to Run Suprtool............................................................................................ 46

How to Xeq a Suprtool Task................................................................................... 46

Info= for Commands.............................................................................................. 46

Son Process......................................................................................................... 47

Combining Info= and Son Process........................................................................... 47

Exit with Verify.................................................................................................... 48

Preventing Suprtool from Suspending....................................................................... 48

Stdin and Stdlist Files........................................................................................... 48

Input and Output Files........................................................................................... 49

Using CREATEPROCESS.................................................................................... 49

Duplicating Files.................................................................................................. 49

Job Control Word................................................................................................. 49

Suprmgr Configuration File.................................................................................... 50

Using Suprtool in Batch......................................................................................... 50

SuprtoolOutCount JCW......................................................................................... 50

SuprtoolFullCount Variable.................................................................................... 51

Summary of Parm= Values..................................................................................... 51

Suprtool Issues and Solutions 53

A Suprtool Task................................................................................................... 53

Input Choices........................................................................................... 53

Processing Selections................................................................................. 53

Output Choices......................................................................................... 53

Suprtool and Allbase............................................................................................. 54

Data-Types.............................................................................................. 54

Date and Time Types................................................................................ 55

Restrictions.............................................................................................. 55

Suprtool and IMAGE............................................................................................. 55

Reading Datasets....................................................................................... 55

Serial vs. Keyed Access.............................................................................. 56

When to Use Suprtool with IMAGE............................................................. 56

TurboIMAGE Compatibility....................................................................... 57

Locking of IMAGE Datasets........................................................................ 57

Database Maintenance (Delete, Put).............................................................. 58

B-trees.................................................................................................... 59

Master Dataset Expansion (MDX)................................................................ 59

Jumbo Datasets and Large Datasets............................................................... 59

Suprtool and KSAM Files...................................................................................... 60

Locking Output KSAM Files...................................................................... 60

Locking Input KSAM Files........................................................................ 60

Compatibility Mode KSAM/V Files............................................................ 61

Reorganizing KSAM/V Files...................................................................... 61

KSAM/XL Files....................................................................................... 62

Loading KSAM/XL Files........................................................................... 62

How Do I Convert CM Ksam to NM KSAM?............................................... 62

Reuse option and KSAM/XL Files............................................................... 63

Suprtool and MPE Files......................................................................................... 63

Buffered and NOBUF File Access................................................................. 63

Message Files........................................................................................... 64

Circular Files........................................................................................... 64

RIO Files................................................................................................ 64

Temporary Files....................................................................................... 65

Lockwords............................................................................................... 65

Copying User Labels................................................................................. 65

SDUnix Utility..................................................................................................... 66

SDUnix Parameters................................................................................... 66

LF vs. NOLF........................................................................................... 66

Examples................................................................................................. 66

Link vs. Query......................................................................................... 67

Suprtool and Self-Describing Files........................................................................... 67

Create an SD File from a Dataset.................................................................. 67

Create an SD File from a Data File............................................................... 67

SD Files as Input...................................................................................... 68

Listing SD Files....................................................................................... 68

Decimal Places and Date Formats................................................................. 68

Restrictions of SD Files............................................................................. 68

Creating KSAM SD Files........................................................................... 69

HowMessy Loadfile................................................................................... 70

Notes on SD Files..................................................................................... 70

Convert an SD File to a Disc File................................................................ 70

Suprtool and Sorting Files...................................................................................... 70

Fast Sorting............................................................................................. 71

Native Language Support............................................................................ 71

With Reduced Disc Space........................................................................... 71

Suprtool and Tape Files......................................................................................... 72

Labelled Tapes......................................................................................... 72

Multiple Files.......................................................................................... 73

Notes...................................................................................................... 73

File User Labels........................................................................................ 73

Suprtool and Remote File Access............................................................................. 74

Network Services (NS)............................................................................... 74

Suprtool and MPE/iX............................................................................................ 74

Calling Suprtool in Native Mode................................................................. 74

User XL Files........................................................................................... 74

When Errors Occur.................................................................................... 75

Sorting with Suprtool/iX............................................................................ 75

Suprtool and CI Variable Substitution...................................................................... 75

Example.................................................................................................. 75

Batch Requires Indent................................................................................ 76

Avoiding Double Resolution....................................................................... 76

Suprlink and STExport.............................................................................. 77

Suprtool and User Prompting.................................................................................. 77

Example.................................................................................................. 78

Resolving Variables................................................................................... 78

Suprtool and Personal Computers............................................................................ 78

Downloading to the PC.............................................................................. 79

Decimal Places......................................................................................... 79

Spreadsheets............................................................................................. 79

Suprtool and PowerHouse Applications..................................................................... 79

Suprtool with Quiz/QTP............................................................................ 79

Step 1: Create a Subfile with Quiz............................................................... 80

Step 2: Output Erase in Suprtool................................................................ 80

Step 3: Report with Quiz........................................................................... 80

Using QTP to Create Subfiles..................................................................... 81

Creating Subfile with Command File............................................................ 81

Suprtool and PowerHouse Data-Types.......................................................... 83

Suprtool Definitions - QSCHEMA............................................................... 85

Notes on QSHOW Output.......................................................................... 86

The Quiz Report....................................................................................... 87

Quiz: Generating Suprtool Commands.......................................................... 88

Generating Suprtool Commands from Quick.................................................. 88

Suprtool and Application Systems........................................................................... 89

Third-Party Indexing................................................................................. 89

Z-type TPI-keys........................................................................................ 89

Omnidex without TPI................................................................................ 90

OmniQuest.............................................................................................. 91

Suprtool with TRANSACT........................................................................ 91

XSORT and RPG..................................................................................... 92

QUERY Program...................................................................................... 92

SRN Chronos Dates.................................................................................. 93

Year 2000 Solutions with Suprtool.......................................................................... 93

What If I Have Four-Digit Years?................................................................. 93

What does Set Date Cutoff do?.................................................................... 94

Stddate and Set Date Cutoff......................................................................... 94

What does Set Date ForceCentury do?.......................................................... 94

What If I Have Two-Digit Years?................................................................. 94

What Is Wrong with Two-Digit Years?........................................................ 95

How Do $Today and $Date Work?.............................................................. 95

Will Suprtool Generate an Error for Two-Digit Year Dates?.............................. 96

How Do I Use $Today and $Date with yymmdd Dates?................................... 96

aammdd Date Format................................................................................. 96

Invalid Dates............................................................................................ 97

Can Suprtool Convert Two-Digit Years to Four Digits?.................................. 97

Case 1: Converting a J2 Date from yymmdd to ccyymmdd.............................. 97

Case 2: X6 yymmdd Data to X8 ccyymmdd................................................. 99

Case 3: Different Date Formats X6 MMDDYY Data to X6 YYMMDD............. 100

Year 2000 Testing................................................................................... 101

Performance Issues............................................................................................... 102

Native Mode and Compatibility Mode........................................................ 102

CPU-Bound?.......................................................................................... 102

Sort Speed............................................................................................. 103

Analyzing Performance Data...................................................................... 103

Suprtool Performance Hints....................................................................... 104

Obtaining Accurate Measurements.............................................................. 104

Performance Summary.............................................................................. 105

Suprtool Commands 107

General Notes..................................................................................................... 107

Abbreviating........................................................................................... 107

Uppercase or Lowercase............................................................................ 107

Multiple Commands per Line.................................................................... 107

Continuation.......................................................................................... 108

Comments on Command Lines.................................................................. 108

STREAMX............................................................................................ 108

MPE Commands..................................................................................... 109

MPE/iX Commands................................................................................ 109

Calculator.............................................................................................. 109

Control-Y Interrupt.................................................................................. 109

Error Recovery........................................................................................ 110

Add Command [AD]........................................................................................... 111

Base Command [BA].......................................................................................... 112

Before Command [B].......................................................................................... 115

Chain Command [C]........................................................................................... 117

Clean Command [CL]......................................................................................... 120

Removing Bad Characters......................................................................... 120

Define Command [D].......................................................................................... 121

Delete Command [DEL]...................................................................................... 126

Do Command [DO]............................................................................................ 128

Duplicate Command [DU].................................................................................... 129

Edit Command [ED]........................................................................................... 134

Exit Command [E]............................................................................................. 135

Export Command [EXP]...................................................................................... 137

Extract Command [EXT]..................................................................................... 138

Constants............................................................................................... 138

Dates..................................................................................................... 140

Range of Fields....................................................................................... 142

Numeric Expressions................................................................................ 144

$SubTotal Function................................................................................. 146

$Total Function...................................................................................... 146

$Counter Function................................................................................... 146

String Expressions................................................................................... 147

Splitting Variable Length Strings............................................................... 148

Cleaning your Data.................................................................................. 150

Clean Command Syntax........................................................................... 150

Setting the Clean Character....................................................................... 150

Cleaning a Field...................................................................................... 150

Cleaning your data................................................................................... 151

Extract from a Table................................................................................. 151

Data Conversion...................................................................................... 152

$Number Function................................................................................... 154

Numeric to Byte Conversion..................................................................... 155

$Edit Function........................................................................................ 155

Placeholders and Format Characters............................................................ 155

Byte-Type Formatting.............................................................................. 155

Z-placeholder for byte-fields....................................................................... 156

Overflow and limits................................................................................. 156

Numeric field edit-masks........................................................................... 157

Signs.................................................................................................... 157

Decimal Places........................................................................................ 158

Data and Edit mask:................................................................................. 158

Currency and Dollar signs......................................................................... 158

Overflow and floating dollar....................................................................... 159

Set CurrencySymbol................................................................................ 159

Overflow and limits................................................................................. 159

Form Command [F]............................................................................................ 162

Get Command [G].............................................................................................. 167

Help Command [H]............................................................................................ 170

If Command [IF]................................................................................................ 171

Expressions............................................................................................ 171

Constants............................................................................................... 174

Subscripts.............................................................................................. 175

Numeric Expressions................................................................................ 176

String Expressions................................................................................... 178

Date Selection......................................................................................... 182

Long Expressions.................................................................................... 188

Input Command [I]............................................................................................. 191

Item Command [IT]............................................................................................ 194

Date Formats.......................................................................................... 194

Decimal Places........................................................................................ 197

Notes.................................................................................................... 198

Key Command [K]............................................................................................. 200

Link Command [LIN]......................................................................................... 202

List Command [L].............................................................................................. 203

Format.................................................................................................. 203

LaserJet Listings..................................................................................... 204

Headings in Listings................................................................................ 205

Simple Reports....................................................................................... 206

List Device............................................................................................. 207

Listredo Command [LISTREDO].......................................................................... 209

Numrecs Command [N]....................................................................................... 210

Open Command [OP].......................................................................................... 212

Output Command [O]......................................................................................... 213

Put Command [P].............................................................................................. 220

Q Command [Q]................................................................................................ 222

Redo Command [REDO]..................................................................................... 223

Reset Command [R]........................................................................................... 226

Select Command [SEL]........................................................................................ 227

Set Command [S]............................................................................................... 228

Allbase.................................................................................................. 230

Arithmetic.............................................................................................. 230

Baseclose............................................................................................... 230

Blocksize............................................................................................... 230

Buffer.................................................................................................... 230

CleanChar.............................................................................................. 231

CurrencySymbol..................................................................................... 231

Date Cutoff............................................................................................. 231

Date ForceCentury................................................................................... 233

Date IfYY2000Error................................................................................. 233

Date MapToPHDate8............................................................................... 233

DecimalSymbol...................................................................................... 234

Defer..................................................................................................... 234

DumpOnError......................................................................................... 234

EditStopError......................................................................................... 234

Eofread.................................................................................................. 235

FastRead................................................................................................ 235

Filecode................................................................................................. 235

Filename................................................................................................ 236

Firstrec.................................................................................................. 236

Hints..................................................................................................... 236

Ifcheck................................................................................................... 236

Ignore.................................................................................................... 237

InitExtents............................................................................................. 237

ItemAbbreviateDate.................................................................................. 237

ItemLock............................................................................................... 237

Interactive.............................................................................................. 238

LabelledTapeRewind................................................................................ 238

Limits................................................................................................... 238

List....................................................................................................... 239

List Date................................................................................................ 239

List PCL............................................................................................... 240

List Time.............................................................................................. 241

Lock..................................................................................................... 241

MakeAbsent........................................................................................... 242

NLS...................................................................................................... 242

NumBug................................................................................................ 243

Openmode.............................................................................................. 243

Oracle Rows........................................................................................... 243

Oracle OpenFix....................................................................................... 243

Oracle Integer.......................................................................................... 243

Oracle PassShift...................................................................................... 243

Oracle ZeroNull....................................................................................... 244

Pattern................................................................................................... 244

Prefetch.................................................................................................. 244

Privmode............................................................................................... 245

Progress................................................................................................. 245

Prompt.................................................................................................. 246

RealMap................................................................................................ 246

Recover................................................................................................. 246

Redo..................................................................................................... 246

Sortfast.................................................................................................. 247

Squeeze................................................................................................. 248

Statistics................................................................................................ 248

Subsystem............................................................................................. 248

Suspend................................................................................................. 249

ThousandSymbol.................................................................................... 249

Userlabels.............................................................................................. 249

Varsub................................................................................................... 250

VarsubCompat........................................................................................ 250

VarsubDebug.......................................................................................... 250

Warnings............................................................................................... 250

Xltrim................................................................................................... 251

Sort Command [SO]........................................................................................... 252

Table Command [TA].......................................................................................... 254

Adding Individual Values to a Table........................................................... 254

Adding Values from a File........................................................................ 255

Total Command [T]............................................................................................ 259

Update Command [UP]....................................................................................... 261

Use Command [U].............................................................................................. 262

Userpause Command [USER]............................................................................... 264

Verify Command [V]........................................................................................... 265

Xeq Command [X]............................................................................................. 266

Calculator Command [=]...................................................................................... 267

Suprtool Errors and Warnings 270

Two Types Of Messages....................................................................................... 270

Errors................................................................................................................ 270

Warnings........................................................................................................... 271

Welcome to STExport 273

Welcome to STExport......................................................................................... 273

Installing STExport............................................................................................. 273

Built-In File Names............................................................................................. 273

Accessing STExport 275

How To Run STExport........................................................................................ 275

How to Xeq an STExport Task.............................................................................. 275

Son Process........................................................................................................ 275

Suprtool Export Command................................................................................... 276

Preventing MPE Commands................................................................................. 276

Exit with Verify.................................................................................................. 276

Preventing STExport from Suspending.................................................................... 276

Job Control Word............................................................................................... 277

Using STExport in Batch..................................................................................... 277

Summary of Parm= Values.................................................................................... 277

STExportOutCount JCW..................................................................................... 277

STExportFullCount Variable................................................................................. 278

Introduction to STExport 279

Importing Data.................................................................................................... 279

Input File........................................................................................................... 279

Data-Types......................................................................................................... 279

Formatting Commands......................................................................................... 280

Commands......................................................................................................... 280

Performance Considerations................................................................................... 280

CI Variable Substitution....................................................................................... 281

STExport Commands 283

General Notes..................................................................................................... 283

Abbreviating........................................................................................... 283

Uppercase or Lowercase............................................................................ 283

Comments on Command Lines.................................................................. 283

STREAMX............................................................................................ 284

MPE Commands..................................................................................... 284

MPE/iX Commands................................................................................ 284

File Names............................................................................................. 284

Calculator.............................................................................................. 285

Control-Y.............................................................................................. 285

Before Command [B].......................................................................................... 286

Clean Command [CL]......................................................................................... 288

Removing Bad Characters......................................................................... 288

Columns Command [C]...................................................................................... 289

Date Command [DA].......................................................................................... 290

Decimal Command [DEC]................................................................................... 292

Delimiter Command [DE].................................................................................... 293

Do Command [DO]............................................................................................ 294

Escape Command [ES]........................................................................................ 295

Exit Command [E]............................................................................................. 296

Exit Abort [EA]...................................................................................... 296

Exit Suspend [ES]................................................................................... 296

Exit Xeq [EX]......................................................................................... 297

Floating Command [FL]...................................................................................... 298

Form Command [F]............................................................................................ 299

Heading Command [HEA]................................................................................... 301

Help Command [H]............................................................................................ 303

HTML Command [HT]....................................................................................... 304

Input Command [I]............................................................................................. 306

Listredo Command [LISTREDO].......................................................................... 307

Output Command [O]......................................................................................... 308

Quote Command [Q]........................................................................................... 309

Redo Command [REDO]..................................................................................... 310

Reset Command [R]........................................................................................... 311

Set Command [S]............................................................................................... 312

CleanChar.............................................................................................. 312

Mapped................................................................................................. 312

Redo..................................................................................................... 312

Statistics................................................................................................ 313

Varsub................................................................................................... 314

VarsubDebug.......................................................................................... 314

Warnings............................................................................................... 314

Xmltagchar............................................................................................. 314

ZonedFix............................................................................................... 315

Sign Command [SI]............................................................................................ 316

Spaces Command [SP]........................................................................................ 317

Use Command [U].............................................................................................. 318

Verify Command [V]........................................................................................... 319

Xeq Command [X]............................................................................................. 320

XML Command [XML]...................................................................................... 321

Zero Command [Z]............................................................................................. 324

Example of STExport Output 325

Example............................................................................................................ 325

Limits Within STExport 329

Maximums......................................................................................................... 329

Welcome to Dbedit 330

Introduction........................................................................................................ 330

Restrictions........................................................................................................ 330

Functions of Dbedit............................................................................................. 330

Performance of Dbedit........................................................................................... 331

Field Lists......................................................................................................... 331

Database Locking................................................................................................ 332

Decimal Points................................................................................................... 332

Critical-Item Update............................................................................................. 332

Dbedit Commands 335

General Notes..................................................................................................... 335

Abbreviating........................................................................................... 335

Uppercase or Lowercase............................................................................ 335

Continuation.......................................................................................... 335

Control-Y.............................................................................................. 336

Comments on Command Lines.................................................................. 336

MPE Commands..................................................................................... 336

MPE/iX Commands................................................................................ 336

Calculator.............................................................................................. 336

Example Database.................................................................................... 337

Prompting for Search Criteria..................................................................... 337

Command Parameters........................................................................................... 337

File Parameter......................................................................................... 337

Option Parameter..................................................................................... 338

Numeric-Value Option.............................................................................. 338

All Option............................................................................................. 338

Key Option............................................................................................ 338

Limit Option.......................................................................................... 339

Related Option........................................................................................ 339

Under Option.......................................................................................... 339

Updatekey Option.................................................................................... 340

Subcommands.................................................................................................... 340

Add Command [A]............................................................................................. 342

Before Command [B].......................................................................................... 343

Change Command [C]......................................................................................... 344

Delete Command [D].......................................................................................... 345

Do Command [DO]............................................................................................ 346

Exit Command [E]............................................................................................. 347

File Command [F].............................................................................................. 348

Form Command [FO]......................................................................................... 349

Help Command [H]............................................................................................ 350

List Command [L].............................................................................................. 351

Listredo Command [LISTREDO].......................................................................... 352

Modify Command [M]........................................................................................ 353

Q Command [Q]................................................................................................ 354

Redo Command [REDO]..................................................................................... 355

Set Command [S]............................................................................................... 356

LP........................................................................................................ 356

Prompt.................................................................................................. 356

Quiet..................................................................................................... 356

Reset..................................................................................................... 356

Underline............................................................................................... 357

Verify.................................................................................................... 357

Use Command [U].............................................................................................. 358

Verify Command [V]........................................................................................... 359

Welcome to Suprlink 360

Welcome to Suprlink........................................................................................... 360

Installing Suprlink............................................................................................... 360

Built-In File Names............................................................................................. 360

Accessing Suprlink 362

How To Run Suprlink......................................................................................... 362

How to Xeq a Suprlink Task................................................................................. 362

Son Process........................................................................................................ 362

Suprtool Link Command...................................................................................... 363

Preventing MPE Commands................................................................................. 363

Exit with Verify.................................................................................................. 363

Preventing Suprlink from Suspending..................................................................... 364

Job Control Word............................................................................................... 364

Using Suprlink in Batch....................................................................................... 364

Summary of Parm= Values.................................................................................... 364

SuprlinkOutCount JCW....................................................................................... 364

SuprlinkFullCount Variable.................................................................................. 365

Introduction to Suprlink 367

How Report Programs Work................................................................................. 367

Input Files......................................................................................................... 367

Link Files.......................................................................................................... 368

Output Files....................................................................................................... 368

Sort Keys........................................................................................................... 368

Selection Logic................................................................................................... 368

A Link Example.................................................................................................. 369

A Join Example.................................................................................................. 369

Performance Considerations................................................................................... 371

Another Example................................................................................................. 371

Illegal Digits...................................................................................................... 372

Selecting Non-Matches......................................................................................... 372

Linking MPE and KSAM Files............................................................................. 373

CI Variable Substitution....................................................................................... 374

Suprlink with Quiz/QTP...................................................................................... 375

Suprlink Commands 378

General Notes..................................................................................................... 378

Abbreviating........................................................................................... 378

Uppercase or Lowercase............................................................................ 378

Continuation.......................................................................................... 378

Comments on Command Lines.................................................................. 379

STREAMX............................................................................................ 379

MPE Commands..................................................................................... 379

MPE/iX Commands................................................................................ 380

File Names............................................................................................. 380

Calculator.............................................................................................. 380

Control-Y.............................................................................................. 380

Before Command [B].......................................................................................... 381

Do Command [DO]............................................................................................ 383

Exit Command [E]............................................................................................. 384

Exit Abort [EA]...................................................................................... 384

Exit Suspend [ES]................................................................................... 384

Exit Xeq [EX]......................................................................................... 384

Form Command [F]............................................................................................ 386

Help Command [H]............................................................................................ 388

Input Command [I]............................................................................................. 389

Join Command [J].............................................................................................. 390

Link Command [L]............................................................................................. 392

Listredo Command [LISTREDO].......................................................................... 394

Output Command [O]......................................................................................... 395

Redo Command [REDO]..................................................................................... 396

Reset Command [R]........................................................................................... 397

Set Command [S]............................................................................................... 398

Mapped................................................................................................. 398

Redo..................................................................................................... 398

Statistics................................................................................................ 399

Varsub................................................................................................... 399

VarsubDebug.......................................................................................... 399

Use Command [U].............................................................................................. 401

Verify Command [V]........................................................................................... 402

Xeq Command [X]............................................................................................. 403

Example Suprlink Output 404

Example............................................................................................................ 404

Limits Within Suprlink 407

Maximums......................................................................................................... 407

Welcome to Speed Demon 409

Welcome to Speed Demon.................................................................................... 409

MPE V.............................................................................................................. 409

MPE/iX............................................................................................................. 409

Conditions of Use................................................................................................ 409

Speed Demon vs. Suprtool....................................................................................