The Adis Configuration utility enables you to alter the default behavior of the enhanced ACCEPT and DISPLAY statements as described in your Language Reference.
The Adis module can be configured to change behavior in many areas. Full details on Adis are provided in the chapter Adis. Adis contains an internal set of defaults which it uses unless the file ADISCTRL is present. Any configuration changes affect ADISCTRL, and not the defaults internal to Adis.
ADISCTRL is the configuration database for the Adis module. It can hold up to a maximum of 16 configurations, any of which are available to you. An entry at the start of ADISCTRL determines which configuration Adis uses.
ADISCTRL contains all of the machine-independent information required by Adis. This includes:
You can alter any of the configurations held in ADISCTRL using the Adis Configuration utility. This utility is designed around a hierarchy of menus. These menus appear at the bottom of your screen and list the options available to you at any time.
The ADISCTRL file that is supplied with your COBOL system contains a number of configurations that are set up to emulate different dialects of COBOL. Most of the time you do not need to do anything other than use the Adis Configuration utility to select which one of these configurations you wish to use (use the Choose option on the main menu of the Adis Configuration utility).
The configurations supplied with your COBOL system include:
See the Compatibility Guides for full details on RM/COBOL and RM/Panels, DG ICOBOL, IBM and Microsoft compatibility.
If you do want to create your own configuration, we recommend that you do not change any of the supplied configurations directly. Instead, you should save the configuration you want to change under a different name and make changes to that.
If you create a custom ADISCTRL file, it must be accessible to your program (in the current directory or the etc sub-directory of your product installation directory) at run time. If it is not, defaults are used.