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Chapter 1.Screen Design Aid Overview
SDAAdvantages
SDA Concepts and Terminology
Relationship between Display Files, Records, and Fields
Description of Terms Used in SDA
Special Considerations for Menus
SDAConsiderations
Starting and Ending SDA
Using the STRSDA (Start Screen Design Aid) Command
CommandSyntax
Starting AS/400 SDA
Starting System/38 Environment SDA
Starting SDA from the Programming Development Manager (PDM)
EndingSDA
Chapter 2.SDA Work Screen Functions
Functions Common to All SDA Work Screens
Adding Constants to the Work Screen
Changing a Constant on the Work Screen
Changing the Length of a Constant
To change the length of a constant:
Adding a Message Constant
Displaying Attribute Positions
CenteringFields
DeletingFields
MovingFields
CopyingFields
Making Multiple Changes
Specifying Display Attributes
Removing Display Attributes
Deleting Display Attributes
SpecifyingColor
Removing Color from a Field
To remove color from a field:
Functions Unique to the Design Image Work Screen
Displaying Database Fields on the Work Screen
Multiple-FieldMode
Single-FieldMode
Switching between Multiple-Field and Single-Field Mode
To switch between multiple-field and single-field mode:
Deleting Fields on the Bottom Row on the Work Screen
Using Symbols to Place a Database Field on the Work Screen
Displaying Field Name, Length, and Text Description
Changing a Field Name
Changing the Length of an Unreferenced Named Field
To change the length of an unreferenced named field:
Changing the Length of a Referenced Named Field
Scanning for a Field Name
Adding Fields to the Work Screen
| SortingFields
Defining Field Length and Number of Decimal Positions
Defining Numeric Fields
Adding Numeric Fields with the Ruler Displayed
Deleting Multiple Fields
Changing Field Types
Specifying Color Keywords
Specifying Display Attributes without Color
Specifying Display Attributes with Color Keywords
Entering System Commands
Working with the Condition Work Screen Display
Chapter 3.Creating Simple Displays
Considerations for Using SDA Displays
Creating a New Record
Selecting Fields from a Database File
To select fields from a database file:
Positioning the Ruler on the Design Image Work Screen
Placing Constants on the Design Image Work Screen
Placing Database Fields on the Design Image Work Screen
Editing a Field
Adding a Message Identifier
To add a message identifier:
Saving the Data Description Specifications and Creating the Display File
Copying a Record
Renaming a Record
Deleting a Record
Deleting a Display Source Member Using Program Development Manager
Chapter 4.Creating Complex Displays
Selecting File-Level Keywords
To select file-level keywords:
Selecting Record-Level Keywords
Designing the Display on the Design Image Work Screen
Placing Fields and Adding Constants on the Work Screen
To place fields and add constants on the work screen:
Creating Overlapping Fields
Moving a Field on the Design Image Work Screen
Selecting Field-Level Keywords
Overlaying a Display
Defining Fields for the Second Display
Adding User-Defined Fields on the Design Image Work Screen
Printing the Work Screen Image
Chapter5.CreatingSubfiles
Creating a Subfile Record
Selecting Record-Level Keywords for the Subfile Record
Selecting Database Fields for the Subfile Control Record
Positioning Fields from a Database File
Saving the Data Description Specifications and Creating a Display File
Chapter 6.Testing Display Files
Selecting a Record to Test
Testing Output and Both Data Fields
Viewing Input Fields and Buffers
Chapter 7.Creating a Menu
AS/400 SDA Menu
Creating a Source File for a Menu
Understanding the Define Menu Image Work Screen
Defining Prompts for the Menu Image Work Screen
Defining the Menu Commands
Using the Define Menu Commands Display
Using the Command Area
Restricting Access to the Command Line and Saving the Menu
Testing the Menu That You Created
Changing a Menu
Updating a Menu
Creating a Subset of the Menu List
Creating a Default Menu Image
Deleting a Menu
Creating System/38 Environment Menus
Creating a Menu Member
Using Control Characters to Define Options and Prompts
Using Control Characters to Copy a Line
Saving the Generated DDS and Creating the Display File
Testing a System/38 Environment Menu
Chapter 8.Creating Online Help Information
Creating Online Help Information for a Display
Defining File-Level Keywords
Defining Help Areas for Specific Fields
Defining File-Level Online Help Information
Defining Record-Level Online Help Information
Saving the Data Description Specifications for the Display Help
Creating Online Help Information for a Menu
Creating a New Help Record
Copying a Help Record
Updating the Copied Help Record
Deleting a Help Record
Saving and Compiling Help Records
Using Your Help Records
Creating an Online Help Information Document
Chapter 9.Creating a Window
Creating a Window Record
Viewing the Window on the Design Image Work Screen
Chapter 10.Creating a Pull-Down Menu
Creating a Pull-Down Record
To create a pull-down record:
Creating a Menu-Bar Record
Defining the Menu-Bar Field
Defining a Pull-Down Field
Testing the Pull-Down Menus
Appendix A.Recovering from an Interrupted Session
Appendix C.Using Double-Byte Character Set Characters
Understanding DBCS Symbols
Defining DBCS Constants on a Work Screen
Specifying Input Attributes
Specifying the Field-Level Keyword IGCALTTYP
Specifying the File-Level Keyword IGCCNV
Considerations for the Work Screen
Appendix D.Screen Flow Diagrams
Design Screens - Screen Flow Diagram
File-Level Keywords - Screen Flow Diagram
Record-Level Keywords - Screen Flow Diagram
Field-Level Keywords - Screen Flow Diagram
Window Keywords - Screen Flow Diagram
Pull-Down Keywords - Screen Flow Diagram
Menu-Bar Keywords - Screen Flow Diagram
Design Image Work Screen - Screen Flow Diagram
Design Menus (AS/400 Environment) - Screen Flow Diagram
Design Menus (System/38 Environment) - Screen Flow Diagram
Test Display Files - Screen Flow Diagram
Appendix F.Keyword Reference Information
Data Description Source for QCUSDATA
Data Description Source for QORDHDRP
DDS Keyword and Parameter Organization
Bibliography
Index
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