|Menus in AS400|
Introduction to AS400 menus
In this blog, we will discuss several menus available in the AS400 system which actually group similar commands and provide access to the system functions. All menus have names displayed on the top left corner of the menu screen. Also, every single menu has provided the command line where we can opt for any options.
We use the GO command followed by the menu name to access any specific menu.
List all menus
Use the following command to list out all the available menus in the AS400 system.
The MAIN menu is displayed at first when we sign on to the IBM i system. We can access the MAIN menu at any time by executing the command GO MAIN from the command line.
MAIN IBM i Main Menu Select one of the following: 1. User tasks 2. Office tasks 3. General system tasks 4. Files, libraries, and folders 5. Programming 6. Communications 7. Define or change the system 8. Problem handling 9. Display a menu 10. Information Assistant options 11. IBM i Access tasks 90. Sign off Selection or command ===>
There is a menu option from 1 till 11 and at last 90 for SIGN OFF. We can opt for any option at any time. We will select options 1, 2, and 3 on the MAIN menu for now.
Take option 1 on the command line on the MAIN menu will open the USER menu.
USER User Tasks Select one of the following: 1. Display or change your job 2. Display messages 3. Send a message 4. Submit a job 5. Work with your spooled output files 6. Work with your batch jobs 7. Display or change your library list 8. Change your password 9. Change your user profile 60. More user task options 90. Sign off Selection or command ===>
Take option 2 on the command line on the MAIN menu will open the OFCTSK menu.
OFCTSK Office Tasks Select one of the following: 2. IBM i Access tasks 3. Decision support 4. Office security 5. Work with directory entries 6. Documents 7. Folders Selection or command ===>
Take option 3 on the command line on the MAIN menu will open the SYSTEM menu.
SYSTEM General System Tasks Select one of the following: 1. Jobs 2. Status 3. Display system operator messages 4. Messages 5. Files, libraries, and folders 6. Save 7. Restore 8. Device operations 9. Communications 10. Security 60. More system task options Selection or command ===>
Run the GO MAJOR command to open this menu.
MAJOR Major Command Groups Select one of the following: 1. Select Command by Name 2. Verb Commands 3. Subject Commands 4. Object Management Commands 5. File Commands 6. Save and Restore Commands 7. Work Management Commands 8. Data Management Commands 9. Security Commands 10. Print Commands 11. Spooling Commands 12. System Control Commands 13. Program Commands Selection or command ===> F3=Exit F4=Prompt F9=Retrieve F12=Cancel F13=Informa F16=System Main menu
Run the GO VERB command to open this menu.
VERB Verb Commands Select one of the following: 1. Add Commands CMDADD 2. Allocate Commands CMDALC 3. Answer Commands CMDANS 4. Analyze Commands CMDANZ 5. Apply Commands CMDAPY 6. Ask Commands CMDASK 7. Auditing Commands CMDAUD 8. Call Commands CMDCALL 9. Configuration Commands CMDCFG 10. Change Commands CMDCHG 11. Check Commands CMDCHK 12. Close Commands CMDCLO 13. Clear Commands CMDCLR 14. Compare Commands CMDCMP More... Selection or command ===>