This window is available from any of the four main screens. It allows the
user to adjust the settings which control every PEEK session. Settings which
may vary for each file access are accessed from the
file preferences window, which appears after
|Check keys for data
|The key screen contains a column to indicate
whether or not each key
listed actually has any entries in the associator. Having this feature turned
on will slow down the response for the screen, so the user may disable it if
|The decimal character to use when displaying decimal fields. Options are
'.' or ','.
|Initial file list filled
|When the file list is displayed, you may
control whether it appears empty
to allow the entry of a starting value, or whether it shows the first page
already filled with the first eight files that are available from the current
|Show File Screen message
|Each new version of PEEK may show a message on the file
screen to introduce
a particular feature. Use this option to turn off the message.
|Truncated field option
|Sometimes fields shown on the report screen
are too long to display on a single
line, so the display is truncated. This option controls what happens to the
unshown data when the field is modified. Select M if you want the new
data to be merged with the unshown data, or select T if you wish the field to
be truncated at the screen's edge.
|Multi-record title justification
|Indicates whether the field titles on the report
screen should be left-justified or centred.
|The name of a user-exit which PEEK will
perform at the beginning and end of each PEEK session.
|You may enter here any 12 characters which will appear in the top, right
corner of both browsing screens. This could be useful to identify the current
environment (if your site supports multiple sessions). Alternatively, you could
use it to identify your own screen dumps.
|Return to the previous screen.
|If both preferences screens are available, you may use the PF7/PF8 keys
to switch between them.
|Exit from PEEK.
|If this screen was accessed from the file screen, ENTER will return to
that screen. If it was accessed from the access screen, or either browsing
screen, ENTER will show the file preferences
|Enter a question mark in any of the preference input fields to display a
help screen about that item.