What is the CA OLQ Online Query used for?
CA OLQ (Online Query) is a query tool and report writer that accesses data stored in a CA IDMS/DB database.
You can use CA OLQ to:
CA OLQ offers the following features:
Using the CA OLQ menu facility you can learn how to create reports quickly. The menus are easy to use, and provide most of the power of syntax-driven CA OLQ.
You can report on:
Format your report
You can enhance the appearance of your report by:
You can create the following types of report calculations:
Save a report
Once you create a report, you can save it online for a specified period of time.
Create a table from a report
You can create a table by saving your CA OLQ report as a table. The rows and columns in the table correspond to those you have defined in the report.
Define predefined routines
You can save the set of CA OLQ commands used to create a report in a routine. This routine can be re-executed to create reports that reflect the changing nature of data in the database.
Print a report
You can route your CA OLQ report to output devices defined to your system.
Execute OLQ commands using the OLQ batch facility
You can use the CA OLQ batch facility to create reports that query very large amounts of data, or to execute during non-peak hours.
CA OLQ also offers syntax mode for very specific queries, or for people who prefer to use syntax.