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Configure Terminal Settings Dialog Box (3270)

Getting there

From this dialog box, you can set input and other options for your 3270 terminal.

Input

Keyboard

Keyboard type

Specify which keys can be used in numeric fields.

Select

To use

Normal

Only number keys and certain symbol keys (such as + and =).

Data Entry

All keys.

Typewriter

Number keys, shifted number keys (producing symbols such as @ and #), and uppercase letters (A-Z).

Enable word wrap

When selected, text is wrapped to the next available field when entered text is too long to fit into the text entry field.

Enable type ahead

When selected, the characters that you type in the terminal window are buffered, allowing you to keep typing after you send data to the host.

The following 3270 functions are processed immediately and are not buffered, even when Enable Type Ahead is selected:

  • Alt Cursor
  • Cursor Select
  • Next Window
  • Pan Left
  • Pan Right
  • Reset
  • Scroll up

Keyboard Error

 

Select the way you want keyboard errors to be handled.

No auto reset when a keyboard error occurs

Before you can resume data entry, you must press Reset to clear the error message.

Auto reset when a keyboard error occurs

The next key you press clears the error and attempts to execute the keystroke as follows:

If

This occurs

The cursor is in a valid input field and the key is a data key

The data is entered there if it is valid data for that field (for example, a numeric character in an input field that only accepts numbers).

Otherwise, the cursor is moved to the next valid input field, and if the data is valid for that field, it is entered there.

The cursor is in a valid input field and the key is a function key

The key operation is executed.

Otherwise, the cursor is moved to the next valid input field, and the key is ignored.

The current screen contains no valid input fields

An error message appears with each keystroke you press, and no keystrokes are executed.

Auto reset without error message

You don't need to press Reset to clear a keyboard error. No error is reported and the next key you press attempts to execute the keystroke as follows:

If the cursor

This occurs

Is in a valid input field

The key is ignored. This is true for both data keys and function keys.

Is not in a valid input field and the key is a data key

The cursor is moved to the next valid input field, and if the data is valid for that field, it is entered there.

Is not in a valid input field and the key is a function key

The cursor is moved to the next valid input field, and the key is ignored.

Use this value with caution, because it prevents notification of keyboard errors.

Miscellaneous

Support double-byte character set

Select to use Asian languages such as Japanese, Chinese, and Korean in your terminal session.

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