Character Mode Properties for Advanced Recordset Fields
The Character Mode tab of the Advanced Recordset Field Properties dialog box
provides the options below. The settings on this tab are unavailable if your
model is for a 3270 or 5250 terminal type.
Character mode data entry
If you are working on a character
mode host, such as HP or VT, direct the Host Integrator to treat this field
in any one of the following ways:
- Don't wait for echo (Default)Select this option to transmit
the string to the host and immediately move to the next action. Always use
this option for block mode applications. For character mode applications,
use this option only when you know that data will not be echoed back
to the terminal screen. For example, many times alphanumeric keys are used
to move between screens and are not echoed.
- Wait for same number of characters to echoSelect this option
to wait for the same number of characters to be sent back to the terminal
screen after data has been transmitted to the host. To detect the number
of echoed characters, Host Integrator transmits the data and waits for the
cursor position to move the same number of columns as the length of the
data transmitted. For example, if you transmit the name George as your password,
a host will often echo six spaces instead of the original text. With this
option selected, Host Integrator waits for the cursor to move six columns
from the cursor position when the name George was transmitted to the host
before moving on to the next command.
- Wait for string to echo at cursorSelect this option to wait
for the exact data string to be written back to the terminal screen after
data has been sent to the host. This is the most robust option to select
when working with character mode hosts. Note: With character mode
applications, the cursor must be wherever characters are being written to
the screen. For this reason, use this option to synchronize with the host
- Wait for next tabstopSelect this option to wait for the
cursor to appear at the next tabstop after transmitting data. If tabstops
have been defined on the Cursor tab, then
the Host Integrator waits for the cursor to appear at one of the defined
locations. If no tabstop definitions are applicable, then the Host Integrator
waits for the cursor to be anywhere on the screen that is outside the attribute
or recordset field to which the data is being written.
- Wait for next tabstop or string to echo at cursorSelect this
option to wait for the exact data string to be written back to the
terminal screen or to wait for it to appear at the next appropriate tabstop.
This option is not recommended.
The following buttons are also available:
CloseClick to close this dialog box.
RevertClick to restore the previously saved values in this dialog
HelpClick to view the online help for this dialog box.
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