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Displaying the Dataview Definition

To display a dataview definition, use the DISPLAY command or select option 1 on the Dataview Menu.

The following list contains information specific to each type of dataview.

An CA Datacom/DB native or SQL dataview must be cataloged to CA Ideal before displaying.

You can display other dataview definition components by explicitly requesting them.

This command has the following format:

        {*                       }
DISPLAY {DATAVIEW dvw‑identifier } [component]

* Represents the current dataview and can be substituted for the dataview identification phrase.


The name that identifies the dataview. The dvwidentifier includes different parts, depending on the type of dataview to identify:

For SQL dataviews-Specify the dvw‑identifier as:


authid (SQL only)-The one‑ to eight‑character authorization ID required for SQL dataviews only.

dvwname-The 1‑ to 18‑character name of the dataview.

For CA Datacom/DB native access, sequential, and VSAM dataviews-Specify the dvw‑identifier as:

dvwname [VERSION ver]

dvwname-The 1‑ to 18‑character name of the dataview.

ver-The version of the dataview. The specified version must be in test or production status. If you specify dvwname and omit the version clause, the default version specified in the SET VERSION command is used. Valid versions are:

Tnnn-The version number of a test dataview modeled in the dictionary (CA Datacom/DB native command access and modeled sequential files only).

T-Represents test status.

PROD-The production status version of the dataview.

nnn-The one‑ to three‑digit version number assigned to a production dataview or an unmodeled dataview in test or production status.

Note: Unmodeled dataviews created before CA Ideal r2.2 are recognized as version 1, PROD status.


For unmodeled dataviews (sequential and VSAM files) only, one of the following or the equivalent PF key:

IDENTIFICATION (PF6)-Displays the dataview identification definition fill‑in.

FIELD (PF5)-Displays the dataview field definition fill‑in.

PARAMETER (PF4)-Displays the dataview parameter definition fill‑in.

KEY (for VSAM dataviews only)-Displays the key definition fill‑in.