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2 Course Content –Overview of MAPPER Database Structure Report Structure Command Structure –How to use the Commands –Commands –Graphics –PCME –Where do you go from here?
3 MAPPER is an acronym. It stands for: MAintaining, Preparing, Producing Executive Reports We prefer to think of it as:
4 M Most A Amazing P Programming P Product E Ever R R eleased
5 MAPPER is: –A database –A powerful data manipulation engine –A report processing tool –An end user data manipulation tool –An application development tool –An integration tool for disparate data sources –An End User Computing Environment
6 Based on User-ID. Administered by a MAPPER Coordinator User-ID and Department together determine access to applications and data. Uniquely identified user 6-character password
7 Departments are numbers: –Tend to correspond to Company departments Who require the use of common data to obtain information Whose users use the same applications against the same data May have access to more than one cabinet Control access to applications and data
8 Identified by a number Controls access to applications and data –Examples Purchasing – Dept. 24 Human Resource – Dept. 9 IT – Dept. 4
10 Up to 11 Characters Numeric Only – This is the department # Optional - Up to 6 characters
11 Cabinets Drawers Reports
12 Read/Write security –Odd cabinet numbers are read only –Even cabinet numbers are read/write 1 unsecured/common drawer (A) 8 secured drawers (B – I) Common report information generally makes up a drawer
13 The Zero report determines report headers, formats and editing Reports can be up to 998 characters wide on NT and Unix, and 504 on 2200 Reports can contain a million lines on NT and Unix, and 262k on 2200 You can set up display formats for all reports in a drawer (26 formats max.) Line one of a report has some very important information – creation date, last update date, who updated the report.
14 Two types of reports –temporary (results) –permanent Reports can have read and write passwords applied Report line type is in character position 1 –Line types can be any character –Typical line types are period, tab, & asterisk Reports may utilize different line types to display data in different formats
15 Executed on data to create a result. Can be accessed via fast access method or long method Use the headers of the report as their gateway into the data. Use options to fine tune the output result.
16 Commands can be entered –on the control line of a report or result. –At the HOME position of the idle logo. (fast access method) Executing a command produces a temporary report called a "result". –You can recognize a result by the word "RESULT" in the control line –A result is usually displayed in a different color.
17 Options go Here Command Parameters Type of Command Report headers from report 2B0
18 Display Report Update Report Add Report Delete Report Duplicate Report Replace Report Add Line in Report Delete Line in Report Duplicate line in Report Yank line in Report Append line in Report Put line in Report Index Search Find Locate Locate and Change Totalize Sort Match
19 Update Commands –Search & Match Extract Delete Update Print View Arithmetic Send Information –Send a Report –Send to a User –Ok Count Calculate Graphics
20 To display a report in the current cabinet: –Enter the report number followed by the drawer type on the control line –Press Enter (Transmit). Example: 2B (Press Enter)
21 To display a report in a Cabinet different than the one you are currently in: –Enter the report number, followed by the drawer type, followed by the cabinet number on the control line –Press Enter (Transmit). Example: 2B60 (Press Enter) To do this you must have permission to access this cabinet.
22 Updating a report means you are manually changing data in a report. This is sometimes called an SOE (Start of Entry) update. –Display the report –Position the cursor to the location in a report where you want to change the information –Type in the new information –Press enter (transmit) –If you change your mind after pressing enter you can press the "undo" button. (Function key 9) (You get only one level of undo.)
23 This adds a new report to the specified drawer, based on the headers in the zero report. There will be no data in the new report. –Command syntax is AR –From the control line type in AR press enter –Answer the questions and press enter. –Or from the control line type in AR followed by a space followed by the letter of the drawer you want to add a report in and press enter. –Answer the questions and press enter. –The new report will then be displayed for you. –This is the next available report in drawer Example: AR B
24 To delete a report you must have the report on display and you must be the last person to have updated the report. –Command syntax is DR –Type DR on the control line and press Enter –Answer the questions and press Enter. –Fast access method is to type in DR followed by a space, followed by report number, report type, (optional) report cabinet number, and press Enter. Example: DR 3B0
25 This command copies an existing report or result into a new permanent report. –Command syntax is XR –Type XR on the control line and press Enter –Answer the questions and press Enter –With a report or result on display type XR on the control –The next display shows the duplicated report
26 This command saves the current report or result on display to a specified location. –Command syntax is REP –With a report or result on display type REP on the control line and press Enter. –Answer the questions and press Enter –With a report or result on display, type REP on the control line followed by a space, followed by a report number, and report type and press Enter. Example: REP 3B0 Warning: the REP command will overlay an existing report without warning.
27 Create a report in location 10B It must be a copy of the information in 2B How would you accomplish this? –What command(s) would you use?
28 Display 2B0 Replace 2B0 into 10B0
29 Start-of-Entry (SOE) character –F3 function key –CTRL+O –5 on the numeric key pad Add lines – ]n+(n = Quantity) –Example: ]4+ adds 4 lines below the current line –Highlight lines on screen. CTRL+ CTRL + or CTRL – or CTRL * Must use numeric key pad
30 Delete lines – ]n– –Example: ]4– deletes 4 lines, starting with the current line –Highlight lines on screen. CTRL+– Duplicate lines – ]nx –Example: ]4x duplicates the current line 4 times –Example: ]2x5 makes 2 copies of the next 5 lines, starting with the current line –Highlight lines on screen. CTRL+*
31 Do not practice changing a permanent report. Use a result (a temporary report). Display report 2B0 Type the command RSLT and XMIT This creates a result that you can modify as much as you like. Release when finished.
32 Example Make a result from a permanent report
33 Example Add lines ] 3+ Command can go anywhere on this line. Horizontal position does not matter
34 Example Add lines CTRL+ Highlight can go anywhere on the first line. Horizontal position does not matter These two examples are functionally equivalent.
35 Example Delete lines ] 2- Command can go anywhere on this line. Horizontal position does not matter
36 Example Delete lines CTRL– Highlight can go anywhere on the first line. Horizontal position does not matter These two examples are functionally equivalent.
37 Example Duplicate lines ] 1x Command can go anywhere on this line. Horizontal position does not matter
38 Example Duplicate lines CTRL* Highlight can go anywhere on the first line. Horizontal position does not matter These two examples are functionally equivalent.
39 Yank lines – ]ny –Example: ]4y yanks 4 lines, starting with the current line –Highlight lines on screen. CTRL+Y Put lines – ]p –Example: ]p puts the current buffer after the current line –Put cursor on line "before" CTRL+P
40 This command takes a copy of a line(s) and place it in a buffer or holding place. –Command syntax is ]QyB Q = Quantity of lines to yank B = Buffer number to place the lines in. Up to 100 –Position the cursor on the first line you wish to yank. –Place an soe, followed by a bracket, Quantity of lines to yank, a y, number of the buffer you want to put the lines in, press Enter. –Example
41 Example Yank lines ] 3y command can go anywhere on this line. Horizontal position does not matter These two examples are functionally equivalent. CTRL y Highlight can go anywhere on the first line. Horizontal position does not matter
42 Example Put lines ] p command can go anywhere on this line. Horizontal position does not matter Yanked lines inserted
43 Example Put lines CTRL p Highlight can go anywhere on the first line. Horizontal position does not matter These two examples are functionally equivalent. Yanked lines inserted
44 Example Menu Bar All of the CTRL _ commands can also be done using the menu bar.
46 The Yank command always overwrites the buffer specified. The default buffer is blank valid buffer numbers are 1-100 Buffer will remain valid until one of two things happen: –The buffer is overwritten –You do a release screen command
47 This command takes a copy of a line(s) and append it to the line(s) already in a buffer. – Command syntax is ]QaB Q = Quantity of lines to yank B = Buffer number to append the lines in. Up to 100 –Position the cursor on the first line you wish to yank. –Place an soe, followed by a bracket, Quantity of lines to yank, an a, number of the buffer you want to append the lines in, press Enter. –Example
49 This command takes a copy of the contents of the buffer specified and put it into a report or result. –Command syntax is ]pB B = Buffer number to place the lines in. Up to 100 –Position the cursor on the line before where you wish to place the contents of the buffer. –Place an soe, followed by a bracket, a p, number of the buffer you want to put the lines in, press Enter. –Example
51 Create a report in location 11B0, containing: –The first 20 lines of 10B0 –Lines 25, 30, 35 from 2B0 –4 copies of line 34 from 10B0, but with a status code of "XX" place at the end of 11B0 What command(s) would you use?
52 Display 10B0 Append line 34 Put buffer after line 20 Update the status code field to XX Duplicate the last line 3 times Display 10B0 Replace 10B0 into 11B0 Delete all lines after line 20 Display 2B0 Yank line 25 Append line 30 Append line 35
53 Shows a list of the reports in a drawer, along with the total number of lines in the drawer. It shows total number of reports and how many lines are contained in each report. By specifying the number of lines to display, you may also see the X number of lines of each report as part of the final result.
54 The Index command syntax is: –Syntax = I nD n = the number of lines to display from each report. If left blank the headers from each report will be displayed. D = Drawer –Example i 1B0
55 Index Example i 1B0 – first line of each report in drawer B0
56 Index Example i 3B0 – first 3 lines of each report in drawer B0
57 Searches through a report(s) or result for specific data. A copy of the found data is placed in a result. By specifying options we can tailor the result. –Command syntax is S RD or S – R = Report number D = Drawer - = Search the report or result on display –Search command uses the Command Mask –Searches specified fields or columns
58 Find all of the records in 2B0 where cust code = AMCO –With 2B0 on display, enter S – and press Enter. –Or from the idle user logo enter S 2B0 and press Enter. –Or from the idle logo enter S press Enter, Answer the questions, press Enter.
59 Options go Here Command Parameters Report headers from report 2B0
60 Search parameters specify the data you want to search for. –In our example we want to search for AMCO in a field called Cust Code. With the command Mask displayed tab over to the Cust Code and enter AMCO. Move the cursor to the next line and press Enter. Demonstration
61 There are 16 options available for Search. Here are some of the more commonly used options. –DOmits Search information lines from the result. –HIn a multiple report search it includes the headers from the only first report. –NInclude only those line in the result that do NOT meet the search parameters. –Rx-yThis lets you search a range of report. Starting report number is 'x' and the ending report is 'y'. –@Search for spaces. Demonstration
62 Search Example S 2B0 – search for CustCode = "AMCO" Equivalent run statement: @SRH,0,B,2 'd' 'CustCode',AMCO DSP,-0
63 Search Example Results
64 Search Example S 2B0 – search for CustCode = "AMCO" or "FEDS" Equivalent run statement: @SRH,0,B,2 'd' 'CustCode',AMCO/,FEDS DSP,-0
65 Search Example Results
66 Find all of the Cust Code = AMCO and ARCO in 2B0. How do we accomplish this?
67 Find all of the Cust Code = AMCO and ARCO in 2B0. –With the command Mask on display: Tab to the Cust Code field and enter AMCO Move the cursor to the next line down, position it in the Cust Code field again and enter ARCO. Place the cursor on the next line and press Enter. –You can enter up to 9 search parameters this way. Demonstration
68 Search Problem Answer
69 Help information is available for all MAPPER commands. Display typing help,command name on the control line and press Enter. You can also access help by pressing Function key 8 or if you have buttons on the bottom of your screen, pressing the Help button.
70 Find looks for a character string (Find parameter) in the specified report(s) or result. The display positions you at the first occurrence of the data. To see a following occurrence, that is not shown in the current display, press function key 1 or the resume button. –Command syntax is F RD or F – R = Report number D = Drawer – = Search the report or result on display –Find command uses the function Mask
71 There are many options available. Here are some commonly used options. –@Find spaces in the data. –NFind a record not containing the character string. –Rx-y,zSearch a range of reports Demonstration
72 Find Example F 2B0 – find "ARCO" in CustCode field Equivalent run statement: @FND,0,B,2 '' 'CustCode',ARCO.
73 Find Example NOTE: The FIND command does not create a result, just positions you at the found value.
74 Find any occurrence of a Cust Code = AMCO in 2B0. How do we accomplish this?
75 Find any occurrence of a Cust Code = AMCO in 2B0. –With 2B0 on display enter F – and press Enter. –Or from the idle user logo enter F 2B0 and press Enter. –Or from the idle logo enter F press Enter, Answer the questions, press Enter. Demonstration
76 Locate a character string anywhere in a report or result. You are positioned on the line where the string is found. To see the next occurrence of that string press Function Key 1 or Resume. The easiest way to use locate is to have the report on display. Locate searches for the character string in the entire record, while Find searches only in the column specified.
77 Command syntax is LOC ;/LP/o –; is required. –/ is a delimiter. This can be any special character. –LP is the locate parameter or the character string you are looking for. –/ is a delimiter. This can be any special character. –o is any option you want to specify
78 There are 10 options available. Here are two commonly used options. –OBuild a result and place all of the lines containing the string of characters –ALocate across all line types. Example
79 Locate Example 2D0 – loc AS
80 Locate Example First occurrence Press F1 (multiple times) for later occurrences
81 Locate any occurrence of a Stat Code = OR in 2B0. How do we accomplish this?
82 Locate any occurrence of a Stat Code = OR in 2B0. –With 2B0 on display enter L ;/or/ and press Enter. Demonstration
83 This is a two-part command. You specify a string of characters to locate, and also a string of characters to use as a replacement. This will create a result of the entire report with the changed information. –Command syntax is CHG ;/LP/CP/o ; is required character / is a delimiter character LP is the locate string of characters / is a delimiter character CP is the change character string / is a delimiter character o is any option you specify
84 Here are some of the more common options. –OThis option builds a result of all of the lines containing the string of characters. –UCreate an UPDATE result. –ALocate across all line types. Example
85 Locate any occurrence of a Stat Code = OR and change it to XX in 2B0. How do we accomplish this?
86 Locate any occurrence of a Stat Code = OR and change it to XX in 2B0. –With 2B0 on display enter chg ;/or/xx/ and press Enter. Demonstration
87 Use the Totalize function to perform arithmetic and move operation on fields contained in a report or result. –Command syntax is Tot RD or Tot – R = Report number D = Drawer - = Totalize the report or result on display –Totalize uses the Function Mask
88 There are 13 options available with the Totalize command. Some of the commonly used ones are: –OCreate an output result containing only subtotal and grand total information. –RnRound answer to the nearest n th. –SSubtotal a field
89 There are 13 parameters that are used by the Totalize command. A Few of the commonly used ones are: –+addition –-subtraction –/division –*multiplication –Ssubtotal a field Demonstration
90 Problem: Determine how much money we make on our products. To do that, subtract Wholesales price from Retail price and place the answer in the Demo Field in report 1C0 –With 1C0 on display enter TOT - and press Enter. –Place a – sign (Subtraction) under the Whole Sale field –Place a + sign (primary field) under the Retail field –Place a = sign under the Demo field to indicate where the answer is to be placed. Place the cursor on the next line and press Enter. Demonstration
91 TOT Example TOT 2D0 – Cost = Qty x Sale Round answer to 2 decimal places Equivalent run statement: @TOT,0,D,2 'r.01' 'Qty','Sale','Cost',+,*,= DSP,-0
92 TOT Example Results The BIS Help contains many TOT examples
93 Determine how much money we make on our products. (Use the data in 1C0.) –Subtract Wholesale$ price from our Retail$$$$ price and place the answer in the Demo Results field in report 1C0. (Same as the previous problem.) –Also calculate the grand total of our revenue. (This part is new.) How do we accomplish this?
94 With 1C0 on display enter TOT - and press Enter. Place a – sign (Subtraction) under the Whole Sale field Place a + sign (primary field) under the Retail field Place a = sign under the Demo field to indicate where the answer is to be placed. Place the cursor on the next line and press Enter. Under the = sign place a + sign and move cursor to next line and press Enter.
95 TOT Example TOT 1C0 – Demo Results = Retail – Wholesale Compute grand total of Demo Results Equivalent run statement: @TOT,0,C,1 '' 'WholeSale$','Retail$$$$','DemoResults' \,-,+,=/,,,+ DSP,-0
96 TOT Example Results
97 The Sort command lets you put data into a specified sort order, either numeric or alphabetic. Within the sort field you can select ascending or descending order. Command syntax is SORT RD or SORT – –R = Report number –D = Drawer – - = Sort the report or result on display Sort uses the Command Mask
98 The Sort command has only 2 options. They are: –ASort on all line types –C(s)Treat data as case-sensitive
99 The Sort command uses 3 different parameters. They are: –1 – 5Specifies the field(s) to sort and the hierarchy in which to sort them. –DSort in descending order –NTreat data as numeric (So that 9 is not greater than 100)
100 SORT Example SORT 2B0 by STCD, CustCode (descending), and ProductType Equivalent run statement: @SOR,0,C,1 '' 'STCD','ProductType','CustCode',1,3,2d @DSP,-0
101 SORT Example Results
102 Sort the data in report 2B0 –ST CD is the primary sort field –Within ST CD, sort by Cust Code and finally by Product Type. How do we accomplish this?
103 With 2B0 on display, enter Sort - and press Enter. Place a 1 under the ST CD field Place a 2 under the Cust Code Field Place a 3 under the Product Type field, move cursor to next line and press Enter.
104 The Match command compares same-size fields in 2 different reports and optionally copies data from one report to the other. You must have a report on display. –This report is called the receiving report. The report specified in command is called the issuing report. –They are combined in the double Match command mask.
105 There are 12 options for the Match command. Some of the more popular ones are: –BThe blend option merge both reports into one result –DDeletes Match information from the header –MDisplay only records that match –NDisplay only records that do not match
106 There are only 2 parameters that are used by the Match command. They are: –1 – 5Specifies the field to sort and the hierarchy in which to sort them. –A-MSpecifies the fields to be move and the sequence in which to move them.
107 Options go here Type of Command Receiving report headers (2B0) Issuing report headers (1C0) Command Parameters
108 MATCH Example Display 2B0 (receiving report) Enter "MA 1C0" (issuing report) Equivalent run statement: @MCH,0,C,1,0,B,2 'd' 'ProductType','ProducCost',1,a \ 'ProductType','ProducCost',1,a DSP,-0
109 MATCH Example MATCH on ProductType, copy ProducCost from 1C0 to 2B0 Equivalent run statement: @MCH,0,C,1 'd' 'ProductType','ProducCost',1,a \ 'ProductType','ProducCost',1,a DSP,-0
110 MATCH Example Results This result is a copy of 2B0 with the ProducCost values copied from 1C0 where the two ProductType values are equal.
111 Create a single report (result) that contains all of the following information; –Status Date, Serial number, Product Cost, Customer Code We have one report that currently contains all of this information 2B0 except Product Cost. Product Cost is contained in 1C0. How do we accomplish this?
112 Create a single report (result) that contains all of the following information; –Status Date, Serial number, Product Cost, Customer Code We have one report that currently contains all of this information 2B0 except Product Cost. Product Cost is contained in 1C0. –With 2B0 on display enter MA 1C and press Enter. –Place a 1 under the Product Type field –Place a A under the Product Cost Field –Repeat the previous two steps under the second header Demonstration
113 There are several commands that combine their operation with the update capability. Search, Match, Calculate are three. These command will have a new call: –Search update is SU –Match update is MAU –Calculate is CALU
114 First think of these commands as their original operation. For example, with Search we search for a specific string of information in a specific field or column. The result is a result containing only the lines of information the met the search criteria. Search Update works the same way, but now we can make a change to this result and have that change placed back into the original report. We could also delete these lines from the original report, or extract them out of the original report and create a new result containing just those lines.
115 Update (UPD) takes the current result on display and places information back in the original report. Delete (DEL) takes the current result and deletes it from the original report. Extract (EXT) takes the current result and deletes it from the original report and displays the deleted information as a result.
116 Demonstration of Update Demonstration of Delete Demonstration of Extract
117 Use the Print command to print a report or result on a system printer. –Command syntax PR or PR RD or PR – with a report on display. R is the report number D is the drawer the report is in. –If you use the PR syntax you will have several questions to answer.
118 PR Syntax
119 The View command lets you display a subset of the fields in a report or result. You must have a report or result on display when you execute VIEW. A mask is displayed. The VIEW mask contains all of the headers from the report or result that was on display. Place an X under all columns or fields you wish to display, and press Enter (Transmit)
120 With 2B0 on display, enter View on the control line and press Enter
121 The resulting view looks like this:
122 The Arithmetic command allows you to do computations, much in the same manner as the Windows calculator, except it is not as pretty. With the MAPPER calculator you can enter all of the normal operators within your expression or expressions. –Command syntax is: A Example
124 Use the Calculate command to compute, compare, and replace numeric data, character strings, dates, and times in a report. – Command syntax: CAL RD or CAL – R = The report number D = The drawer type - = Use the report on display This is probably the most complex command ever developed for MAPPER. (People have based careers on this command alone.)
125 There are 16 options available with the Calculate command. Some of the more popular ones are: –EIf a result in a field = 0, fill field with a space. –J(x)Justify the numeric data according to (x) –LList all value labels –OOmit all data lines in the result.
126 With Calculate you have the all of the various arithmetic labels, expressions, and equations at your fingertips. You can string multiple equations together in one calculate command. There are many examples in the CAL Help. Read and practice these examples.
127 CALculate Example Make these changes to 2B0: Change BLACKBOX to WHITEBOX and GREENBOX to BrownBOX If STCD = IP and CustCode = AMCO then: store line number in SpcCod, add 90 days to StatusDate, store new date & day of week in ShipDate & ShipOrder.
128 CALculate Example Equivalent run statement: @CAL,0,B,2 '' 'STCD','StatusDate','ProductType'(1-5), 'CustCode', 'SpcCod','ShipDate','ShipOrder',a,b,c,d,e,f,g \ if:c="BLACK";then:C="WHITE";if:c="GREEN";then:C="Brown";\ if:a="IP"&d="AMCO";then:e=LINE;then:f,d(1)=d1(b)+90;\ then:g,d(w)=d1(f); DSP,-0
129 CALculate Example Results
130 Use the Count command to analyze and summarize data. Based on key fields, the command computes subtotals, percentages, averages, entry counts, and more. –Command syntax: CNT RD or CNT – R = The report number D = The drawer type - = Use the report on display This is probably the most efficient command ever developed for MAPPER. It executes operations with one pass through the data.
131 There are a 19 options that can be used by the Count command. Some of the more popular ones are: –DnProcess only the line that occur n or more times. –HExtract only the first set of headers –PPack the result by removing all non-referenced fields. –RExecute across the range of reports specified.
132 There are 5 parameters used by the Count command. They are: –1 – 9Specifies the field to sort and the hierarchy to sort them in. These are the KEY fields. –NSpecifies this field to be numeric. –DFSpecifies this is a date field in the a specific format. –TFSpecifies this is a time field in the a specific format. –RSpecifies a rounding value There are many examples in the Count Help. Read and practice these examples.
133 Use REP as the key field, subtotal Qty, Sale. Make a list of all the different products. Scale OrderDate by quarter, use REP and CAT as key fields, subtotal Qty, Sale
134 COUNT Example Equivalent run statement: @CNT,0,D,2 'p' 'Rep','Qty','Sale,1,+,+/r,,,.01 DSP,-0 Subtotal Qty and Sale fields (2 dec. places), for each Rep. Only display fields used.
135 COUNT Example Results
136 COUNT Example Equivalent run statement: @CNT,0,D,2 'p' 'Rep','Cat',=,1 DSP,-0 Show the number of records for each product category.
137 COUNT Example Results
138 COUNT Example Equivalent run statement: @CNT,0,D,2 'ps1d11(1w)' 'Orderdate','Qty','Sale',1,+,+/r,,,.01 @DSP,-0 Subtotal Qty, Sale (2 dec. places) by week (OrderDate) (Dates are all in January, 1997)
139 COUNT Example Results
140 You should read up on both the Calculate and Count commands to better understand the power they offer. Then play with them. You will find many different uses for them.
141 MAPPER color graphics is a set of MAPPER commands that creates color charts that display on the screen or can be printed. There are a dozen preformatted types of charts and 6 interactive charts.
142 Preformatted Charts have you fill out a form. A chart is generated from that. Interactive Charts all let you use a report or result and generate a chart from it.
143 Preformatted Charts: –BarMixedLine Text –RadarBlockPareto3D Bar –ScatterTimelineTargetPie Interactive Charts –Bar MixedPie –LineParetoScatter
144 Requirements –A graphic enabled terminal. MAPPER Presentation Client (MPC) PowerClient Execute the run CHART,E –Examples
152 Station to Station Message Send Report to a Station Send Report to a User Ok Not used much anymore Useful primarily in runs. Send diagnostic messages to yourself. @SNU,-0,JDOE,7
153 This command is the response for any of the previous messaging type of commands. By typing OK and pressing Enter, the person who sent the message will be informed if the acknowledge sub field was specified.
154 Point and Click MAPPER Environment
155 Up to this point we have done every thing in a text or character environment. PCME lets you do the same things we have done only in a GUI environment. It requires a set of MAPPER programs to be loaded on the host MAPPER system. It can be controlled at a user level. It has a GUI representation for most of the MAPPER commands but, not all of the commands.
158 At this point you have been exposed to several of the MAPPER commands. This is only a fraction of all of the commands at your fingertips. You should use HELP or the manuals to review and learn about other commands and options to assist you in your usage of MAPPER. Once you become proficient in MAPPER commands, you can become a "Run Designer".
159 A MAPPER Run lets you take the manual commands that you do frequently to develop a specific result, and create a program that will develop the same result, just by executing it. A MAPPER Run is a script, or a sequence of executable commands, stored in a report. –MAPPER runs are stored in the same kind of reports as MAPPER data.
160 The Run Language or command set is an extension of the manual commands. In almost all cases there are run commands that are equivalent to the manual functions. There are many run command that have no manual equivalent, mainly in the display and formatting of data. An example of a MAPPER run is the graphic commands. All of the chart commands are actually MAPPER runs. PCME is another example.
161 Remember our problem dealing with Match? –Create a single report that contains all of the following information; Status Date, Serial number, Product Cost, Customer Code –We have one report that currently contains all of this information 2B0 except Product Cost. Product Cost is contained in 1C0.
162 The run statements below accomplish this
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