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UTS Connection Settings: General Page

To use ID management for your design-time sessions, before you can establish a host connection and create tasks, you must first configure your address pools and assign IDs to those pools in MCS. To do this, in the MCS left pane under Services, click ID Management. Under ID Management, click Configure IDs. For more information, click Help in the ID Management tree.

When a user starts an application, the client application gets an ID from MCS and uses the ID to connect to the host. MCS keeps track of (monitors) the IDs that are in use. If all the IDs assigned to a pool are in use, no other host sessions can be opened through that pool.

For custom applications developed using Services Builder for UTS / T27, you can assign IDs only to named pools. The IDs you create in MCS need to map to valid UTS terminal IDs or T27 station IDs on the host.

Note To ensure that IDs are always available for the design-time sessions, create separate address pools for your design-time and run-time sessions. Also, Services Builder for UTS / T27 only supports a subset of the ID management features available in MCS. When configuring new IDs for use with UTS or T27 hosts, clear the Lease checkbox and set the inactivity timeout to zero on the New Pool page or Pool Properties dialog box. On the New ID page, leave the host name field empty.

It is possible to configure the host to use a PID pool rather than using ID management. For more information, contact your host administrator.

Use ID Management: Select this option to obtain a terminal ID from ID management.

If you clear this option, you must specify a terminal ID.

Terminal ID: Type the terminal identifier (up to 6 characters) to use with this configuration. Allowable characters are A-Z and 0-9, not case sensitive. You can type a terminal ID only if Use ID Management is cleared.

Each terminal ID should be unique within the entire network. The terminal ID is also known as a TID.

ID Management Pool Name: If you selected Use ID Management, type the name of the address pool from which to obtain an ID.

MCS Address (ID Management): If you selected Use ID Management, type the IP address or name of the server where MCS is installed.

Environment: Select the environment to use.

The environment determines which host application to access and which connection to use to access the host. If you have not yet configured an environment, click the Environment tab and configure one. See Configuring UTS Environments for instructions on how to configure UTS environments.

Device Type: Select the type of terminal to emulate when a session with the host is established (UTS20, UTS40, or UTS60).

Destructive Space: Select this option to delete the character at the cursor location when you press the space bar.

If you clear this option, pressing the space bar moves the cursor one column to the right without deleting any characters.

Upper Case Only: Select this option to display only uppercase characters in the session window.

If you clear this option, both lowercase and uppercase characters are displayed.

Screen Recognition Wait Time (In Milliseconds): Type the number of milliseconds (1–2147483647) that the session should wait after receiving data from the host before notifying the screen recognition engine that a new screen has been received. The default value is 2000 milliseconds (two seconds).

If you experience problems with screen recognition (such as tasks not working properly), try increasing this value. However, the interval time set here must always be less than the Wait <time> milliseconds when testing task in Task Builder and the Wait <time> milliseconds during runtime execution values set on the Recording Options page.

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