I am running batch to simulate a Natural online function. Now, I come to a screen which requires a single character input and then press function key [F8]. [ENTER] key is not accepted due to the rule set in the MAP.
I tried to simulate these keystokes in several ways but failed. In the CMOBJIN.txt, I have tried:
Can someone provide me hint ? Sample screen attached.
sample.doc (59 KB)
I initially thought the problem might be related to the fact that there is only a one character input field on the map. True on mainframe but I was forgetting this was open systems and a % causes a pop-up window for input.
I wrote a Q&D map & program to test a few theories out. The map had a single A1 input field and the program is below.
0010 SET KEY PF8
0020 INPUT USING MAP 'M1' #A(A1)
0030 WRITE #A *PF-KEY
It looks like the % gets in the way of processing the input field on the map. If you enter ‘X’ in #a and press the PF8 button it displays ‘X PF8’ but if you enter ‘X’ and type %K8, it displays ’ PF8’ with #A being null.
Can you change the program (or map processing rule) to check for *DEVICE?
How are you? Nice to meet u here.
In my batch job, I can never pass PF8 to the screen. It always treat it as [ENTER]. Using your example, the output is:
NEXT LOGON TEST
Logon accepted to library TEST.
NEXT EXECUTE FX
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NAT9995 Natural session terminated normally.
I could not probably ask customer to change the program. Btw, what do you mean by checking *DEVICE ?
Just a wild guess:
if *DEVICE = 'BATCH'
... fill the mask-fields ...
INPUT using map
You can use *SCREEN-IO as well.