Each software release level of CA Ideal supplies default Site Options/Session Options. These settings may be different from those currently configured at the customer location. This document will review the steps needed to identify those settings that are different, and how to change them.
When preparing for the installation of the new release level, capture the current Ideal settings. From an Ideal command line (online), issue the command: PRINT SESSION OPTIONS (short form: PRI SES OPT) and route the output to an available printer or an online viewing facility. In batch, issue the command PRINT SESSION OPTIONS or DISPLAY SESSION OPTIONS, routing the output to an appropriate output class.
The output of this command is in the format needed to change any of the options with minimal editing. Below is a sample:
01 SET SCROLL FRAME 02 03 $RC EQ 0 04 05 CHECK DUP USER N 06 07 ASYNCMSG U 08 09 COMMAND LINE 2 10 SEPARATOR - 11 REPEAT - 12 DELIMITER ; 13 COMMENT : 14 RESHOW + 15 RESHOW OFF 16 UPPERCASE N 17 DATEFOR A 18 19 EDIT CASE UPPER 20 CONTEXT 5 21 HIGHLIGHT ERRORS 22 MULTIPLIER LEFT 23 MARGIN LEFT 24 TRUNC NO 25 COLUMNS 001 080
Once the new release level is installed and verified, you can issue the same commands as listed above to produce a listing of the installed options. Then, you should review the former and current output listings to determine if any of the options have changed and issue the appropriate commands to change the options to their former values.