How do I add a menu function key to access an outque? (NETIQKB70489)

  • 7770489
  • 11-Jul-2007
  • 21-Sep-2007


Fact: NetIQ Security Solutions for iSeries 8.0

Fact: PSSecure

Fact: Secure Menuing System (SMS)


Goal: How do I add a menu function key to access an outqueue?

Goal: How can I access reports in a specific output queue by using a command key in the menu system?


Fix: To add a function key to the menu system to access a specific outque, refer to the instructions below.

  1. From PSMENU, select options 2 and 1.
  2. Select option 6 (Select Other Application).
  3. Select Application Code 'OP'.
  4. Select option 2 (Function/Options Menu).
  5. Select option 1 (Work With Cmds & Programs).
  6. Press F8 (=Add).
  7. Specify a name for 'Function Code' (max 10 bytes, upper case) and 'Function Type' (*CMD, for example, to run a WRKOUTQ command), press Enter.
  8. Specify a value for 'Long Function Descr'. Use upper and lower case letters to describe the function.  For example: 'Work With Security Reports'. 
  9. Specify a value for 'Command String'. This is the command the function key will execute.
  10. Press Enter.
  11. Use F12 to return to the Function/Options Menu.
  12. Select option 4 (Work With Function Keys).
  13. Select 'PSKEYS'.
  14. Press Enter on the 'Function Key Group Update' screen.
  15. On the 'Function Keys Update' screen, scroll down to the first available empty line.
  16. Specify the 'Function Key' number, the 'Function Key Description', the 'Function Code' name previously created, and the 'Function Type' (*CMD).
  17. Press Enter on the 'Function Keys Update' screen, then press F3.

The function key will be available next time a menu is invoked.

Be aware that your new function COULD be overwritten in a future product release.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB70489