The designer has several "views" or interface panels which provide tools and information about your projects. You can close each view by clicking the red "X" on the view tab. In the designer interface views are often called "editors", for example, the Host Transaction Editor.
NOTE: To access context-sensitive Help in the designer, use the F1 key on your keyboard. This feature is enabled for all dialog boxes and all views.
|Project Explorer||In the Project Explorer you can see the host transaction and all associated client operations.|
|Host Transaction Editor||Use the host transaction editor to see the host program data structure of the host program. This same data structure layout populates the left pane of the client operation view. It is in this view that you map data items from the data structure to the elements in the client schema of the client operation.|
|Client Operation Editor||Use the client operation view to see the client schema and the associated host transaction. In this view you can map the client schema elements to the data items of the host transaction. Also, you can drag and drop elements of the client schema to provide a representation that is different from the hierarchy of the host program items they were previously mapped to.|
|Copybook Editor||Use the copybook editor view to modify the contents of the copybook, including copy, paste,
find, replace, and compare with local history functions. When copybook changes are saved, the host program data structure and the client schema are recreated.
If separate copybooks are specified for input and output, a separate editor (and tab) is opened for each copybook. If more than one copybook is specified, the copybook editor displays the concatenated contents of all the copybooks in the sequence determined in the copybook selection dialog box.
If the copybook contains errors they are noted by a red cross icon in the left margin and the location of the error within the copybook source is indicated by a crooked red line. In the right margin are red blocks, which when clicked, will take you to the associated error line.
|Properties||Displays the properties of items selected in other views.
Items that show properties in this view include host transaction data items, client operation input and output elements, repeating elements, records and repeating records, and client operation attributes.
For more information on properties, see About Properties.
|Capturing Host Data|
|Building Interface Objects|