Character Mode Data Entry for Recordset Fields
If you are working on a character
mode host, such as HP or VT, direct the Host Integrator to treat a recordset
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 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 Host Integrator
waits for the cursor to appear at one of the defined locations. If no tabstop
definitions are applicable, then 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.
- 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
- 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 application.