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Requesting an ALC Shares Screen Object

The XML to request an ALC Shares screen object is as follows:

<ScreenAlc TerminalType="D1">
        <SharesClient HostName="yourhost.com" LN="yourLN" IA="yourIA" TA="yourTA"\>
<\ScreenAlc>

Additional ScreenAlc and SharesClient XML parameters are shown in the tables below. Except where noted, these parameters use the following syntax:

name="value"

where name is the name of a parameter and value is a valid value for that parameter. These tags should be placed within the object being defined. For example, to add the DisplayNewLines parameter, the first line of the XML shown above would be changed from

<ScreenAlc TerminalType="D1">
to
<ScreenAlc TerminalType="D1" DisplayNewLines="True">

The default values are shown in bold in the Value column or given in the Description column. If a parameter is not included in the Web page, its default value is used automatically.

ScreenAlc XML Parameters
Parameter Value Description
TerminalType D1 ALC terminal with a fixed size of 15 x 64.
D2 ALC terminal with a fixed size of 23 x 64.
D3 ALC terminal with a fixed size of 23 x 80.
D4 ALC terminal with a fixed size of 30 x 64.
D5 ALC terminal with a fixed size of 24 x 80.
DisplayNewLines True Display the newline character at the end of each line when the viewer receives data from the host.

When this option is set to True, CR appears in the status line.

False Do not display the newline character at the end of each line.
ForceCaps True Display uppercase characters as you type, even if you type lowercase characters.
False Display the text you type in both upercase and lowercase.
SwordMode True Transmit all data from the current cursor location to the preceding start-of-message (SOM) indicator or to the upper-left corner of the viewer window, whichever is encountered first. This ensures that the viewer does not wrap from the upper-left corner of the window to the lower-right corner of the window in search of an SOM indicator. (Sword screens normally do not include an SOM indicator.)
False Transmit all data from the current cursor location to the preceding SOM indicator. If the SOM indicator occurs after the cursor location, the viewer transmits all the data from the cursor to the upper-left corner of the window, as well as all data from the lower-right corner of the window to the SOM indicator.
SystemDownStatus text Up to 12 characters of text to display on the status line when a connection with the host is not currently established. The default is Sys Unavail.
PushRepeatStatus text Up to 9 characters of text to display on the status line when there is a problem with a message received from the host. The default is Push Rpt.
ReenterStatus text Up to 9 characters of text to display on the status line when an error occurs in the transmission to the host, or when the format is not correct. The default is Reenter.
KeyboardLockedStatus text Up to 9 characters of text to display on the status line when the keyboard is locked. The default is Kybd Locked.

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SharesClient XML Parameters
Parameter Value Description
HostName name The domain name or IP address of the host, or one of the following values: SHA, SHB, MOM, POP, PRT, or TEST. The default is SHA.

If Network is set to Shares, HostIP (if specified) takes precedence over the HostName.

Network Shares Specify this to use a predefined host.
System1 If you speficy a System1 host, the HostIP parameter is required.
Amadeus If you specify an Amadeus host, the HostIP parameter is required.
HostPort number The TCP port on which the host is listening for connections. For the Shares network type, the default is 3020. For Amadeus or System1 network types, the default is 3000.
LocalPort number The TCP port of the local terminal. The default is the configured TA value plus 3000. If multiple SDK sessions are opened with identical TAs, but different IAs or LNs, the LocalPort must be configured so they don't conflict with each other.
HostIP ipaddr The IP address of the host. If Network is System1 or Amadeus, you must specify a HostIP. If Network is Shares, this parameter is optional; if it is specified, it takes precedence over the HostName.
LN hexaddr The hexadecimal (0x01-0xFF) line number to use for this configuration. The default value is 0.
IA hexaddr The hexadecimal (0x01-0xFF) interchange address to use for this configuration. The default value is 0.
TA hexaddr The hexadecimal (0x01-0xFF) terminal address to use for this configuration. The default value is 0.
UseTidServer True The viewer obtains its Line Number, Interchange Address, and Terminal Address (LNIATA) from ID Manager.

If UseTidServer is True, any value associated with LNIATA is ignored.

False The viewer uses the Terminal Address specified by the TA parameter.

If UseTidServer is False, any value associated with UserName or AddressPool is ignored.

UserName username The name of the user for whom to obtain a LNIATA from ID Manager. This name must match a user name in ID Manager.

If UseTidServer is False, or if a value is specified for AddressPool, any value associated with UserName is ignored.

The default value is blank.
AddressPool poolname The name of the address pool from which to obtain a LNIATA. This name must match an address pool name in ID Manager.

If UseTidServer is False, any value associated with AddressPool is ignored. If a value is specified for AddressPool, any value associated with UserName is ignored.

The default value is blank.

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Related Topics
The Screen Object Model
Requesting a Screen Object
Common Tasks
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