Setting Properties on PL/I Files

Files inherit the properties set on project level. You can override these properties by manually setting properties on file level as follows:

  1. In the Application Explorer view, right-click a file or a selection of files in your project.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Check Enable file specific settings.
  4. Specify file properties as required and click Apply and then OK.

To set file properties using directives scanning:

Important: This automatically determines the directives that need to be set on individual files. If the project already has a required settings, the scan does not set this on a file.
  1. Select a file, group of files, directory, or a project in the Application Explorer view.
  2. Right-click the selection, and click Determine Directives.

    A window showing the proposed changes opens after the scan.

    The following settings can be set this way:
    CICS Preprocessor settings
    Files that contain EXEC CICS statements have the EXEC CICS option set. The scan sets no other CICS preprocessor options.
    Macro Preprocessor settings
    Enables the Macro preprocessor for files containing any Macro statements.
    SQL Preprocessor settings
    If the files contain any EXEC SQL statements, the EXEC SQL and Preprocessor Type options are set accordingly. The scan sets none of the additional directive's options.
  3. Click OK to accept the changes or Cancel to ignore them.