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Specify Configuration Page

From the Specify Configuration page for T27 or UTS connections, you can create, edit, and delete host connection configurations that can be used not only with Presentation Designer but also with your Presentation Builder run-time sessions. The number of configurations that you should create varies, depending on how you want to use each one.

For example, you might create one configuration that uses a specific terminal or station ID when designing an application, and a second configuration that obtains its terminal or station ID from MCS for run-time processing. Configurations used for run-time sessions must obtain their IDs from MCS.

Note If you use ID management for your design-time session, you must create a named pool in MCS and assign an ID to that pool before you can establish a connection with the host and create an application.

For UTS sessions, you can configure the host to use a PID pool rather than using ID management. For more information, contact your host administrator.

The number of configurations you create might also depend on the number of hosts you want to access and the number of translation tables that you use. For example, if you create two Presentation Builder applications, one for a French host application, and another for a German host application, you'd also need to create two configurations — one that uses a French translation table, and a second that uses a German translation table.

Configurations: This list displays the names of the configurations that currently exist for the host type you selected on the Choose Host Type dialog box. Select a configuration from this list to use it in your project, edit it, or delete it.

The configurations in this list can be considered templates. After selecting a configuration, any changes you make are saved as part of your project, and used only for the current project.

New: Creates a new configuration. The configuration filename cannot contain the following characters: /, \, :, *, ?, ", <, >, |, #, %, or +.

Edit: Changes the connection settings of the configuration selected under Configurations.

Delete: Deletes the configuration selected under Configurations.

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