Screen Definition Facilities

Screen Definition Facilities

Audience

The intended audience for this class includes CICS application programmers and support staff who will use SDF II to create Basic Mapping Support (BMS) screen definitions.

Prerequisites

Delegates should have a reasonable understanding of CICS BMS.

Duration

1 day. Hands on.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Define BMS screens/panels and the related data structures in the CICS application program.
  • Understand the 3270 terminal field attributes/characteristics, so that they can define the optimum BMS screen.

Course Content

SDF II Functions

The Panel Editor Dialog

Panel Characteristics
Standard attributes.
Extended attributes.

Defining the Format of a Panel
Constants.
Variables.

Defining the Data Structure
Input and output data names in the application program.
Defining sub field names.

Generating BMS Maps
Physical.
Symbolic.

Defining the BMS Characteristics of a Panel
Map definitions options:
• Left.
• Column.
• Justify.
Mapset definitions options:
• Freekb.
• Frset.
• Alarm.
• Print.
• Tioapfx mode.
• =inout.

Defining Non-Default Attributes for Fields
Cursor.
Normal.
Bright.
Dark.
Protected skip.

Additional Features
Occurs.
Input/output.
Pictures.

Testing the Panel

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