Ü ALIAS (Alternative
is field level keyword.
is used to specify alternate name to a field in DDS, which can be more
meaningful and can be used in our program.
the program is compiled, the alias name is brought into the program instead of the
DDS field name. Hence, our program can be understood better by this way.
alias name should be different than any other name defined in any kind of
Suppose there are some display file fields S_ORG, S_ACC and S_CCY
defined in DDS as below.
A R EXPD_SFL SFL
A S_ORG 3S 0O
A S_ACC 12A
O 8 28ALIAS(ACCOUNT_NO)
A S_CCY 3A
O 8 49ALIAS(CURRENCY)
Now since we are defining these fields with alias the alias name
would be available in the program and we can use that instead of the original