5250 Status Line

The 5250 status line looks like this:

5250 status line

The codes in the 5250 status line are as follows:

Code

Meaning

Single or double byte

Both single- and double-byte characters are accepted in the current field.

Double byte

Only double-byte characters are accepted in the current field.

Single byte

Only single-byte characters are accepted in the current field.

<S

Screen direction indicator (Arabic only). When this symbol appears, the host screen is displayed in right to left, top to bottom orientation.

<C

Cursor direction indicator (Arabic only). When this symbol displays, typing direction switches to right to left.

nnnn

Error code. This four-digit code defines the terminal error that has occurred.

nn/nn

Cursor position. Specifies the location of the cursor in the terminal window in row/column format.

SA

System available. If SA appears in inverse video, the system is available; if SA appears in normal video, the system is unavailable.

MW

Message waiting. If MW appears in inverse video, the host has one or more messages for this session.

KS

Shift mode. If KS appears in inverse video, the SHIFT key is being pressed.

IM

Insert mode. If IM appears in inverse video, the session is in Insert mode.

II

Input inhibited. If II appears in inverse video, the system cannot process keyboard input. If an error has occurred you may need to press the Help key (SCROLL LOCK) and the Reset key (LEFT CTRL) before you can start working with the host again.

KB

Typeahead. If KB appears in normal video, the typeahead option is on. If KB appears in inverse video, the typeahead option is on, and there are characters in the buffer. The session can buffer up to 256 characters when the keyboard is locked (for example, while the host program is processing).

KR

Keyboard reserved. When this symbol is present, a HLLAPI application is reserving the keyboard. The keyboard is locked until the HLLAPI application releases it.

<name>

The name of the system to which the session is connected.

<device>

The name of the virtual device the session is emulating.