The standard list DFHBMSCA simplifies the provision of field attributes and printer control characters. It lists the symbolic names for the various combinations of attributes and control characters. If you need combinations other than those that are listed, you must generate them separately.
Bit map of attributes shows a bit map of attributes to help you do this. Attributes and orders can be set only by their constant names or by their associated graphic values (for example, "A" for unprotected and Modified Data Tag (MDT) set).
You can get the standard attribute and printer character control list by including the DFHBMSCA copybook in your application program.
For COBOL users, it consists of an 01 statement and a set of 02 statements that must be copied into the working storage section, as follows:
For C or C++ users, it consists of a series of defined constants that are included in the application program as follows:
For PL/I users, it consists of DECLARE statements defining elementary character variables as follows: