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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:24 am    Post subject: Defining variables with long contents Reply with quote

On our panel here, when I do a 7;3, I see the text
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Current scrollable width of variables is: 62

At the same time, in the online help, it syas that variables can contain up to 2048 characters.

How do I edit/define a variable with, say, 200 characters (ie, more than the 62 from above)?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Defining variables with long contents Reply with quote

misi01 wrote:
On our panel here, when I do a 7;3, I see the text
Code:

Current scrollable width of variables is: 62




If you PF8 a couple of times you would see this

Code:

Current scrollable width of variables is: 1163 


misi01 wrote:

At the same time, in the online help, it syas that variables can contain up to 2048 characters.

How do I edit/define a variable with, say, 200 characters (ie, more than the 62 from above)?


You use VPUT to define the variables that are longer. You can use VGET to see the long variables. For examples ZSDATA contains more than 57 characters that are shown on 7.3 panel.

Here is an example to display the contents


Code:

/* REXX */                       
ISPEXEC VGET ZSDATA SHARED       
SAY 'ZSDATA IS : ' ZSDATA       


Here is a link to the documentation of VPUT to add variables to the shared/profile pool

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLTBW_2.3.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r3.f54rs00/vput.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

Talked to a knowledgeable colleague at work and doing a manual vput from a script was the conclusion we arrived at.
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