Set up Sessions and Connections

To learn how to configure a new host connection and save your settings, see:

Once you are familiar with the basics of getting connected, you can work with the following options:

Stop showing the Create New Document dialog box

By default, the Create New Document dialog box is displayed when you open the InfoConnect workspace.

To stop showing the Create New Document dialog box

  1. Under Workspace Settings, click Configure Workspace Defaults.

  2. In the When starting workspace box, select Show nothing.

Specify whether to automatically connect to the host

By default, new sessions connect to the host automatically when you open the session document. Use this procedure if you prefer to connect manually.

To stop a session from automatically connecting to the host

  1. Open a terminal session.

  2. Under Host Connection, click Configure Connection Settings.

  3. (ALC, UTS, and T27) Under Host Connection Options, select or clear Manually connect to the host.

    (3270, 5250, and VT) Under Connection Options, select or clear Automatically connect to the host.

Share session configuration using custom templates

Session documents contain references to the customizable settings such as host, ribbon, theme, keyboard map, and mouse map.

After you configure a session document, you can share and reuse your settings by saving the document as a template. Templates provide an untitled copy of the original, giving you a quick and easy way to create pre-configured documents, while ensuring that your original file remains unchanged.

InfoConnect includes several templates in the Create New Document dialog box. When you create a template, as long as you save it to the Templates folder (the default location), it is added to this dialog box under User Defined.

To share a session document

  1. Open the session document that you've configured.

  2. Name the template file with an .rsft extension, and then save the template to the Templates folder:

    InfoConnect user application data folder The default is \Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Micro Focus\InfoConnect\Desktop\version. \Templates

  3. (Optional) Move the template file from the Templates folder on your computer to either a shared location or to the Templates folder on a computer that has InfoConnect installed.

    NOTE:If you copy the template file to a location other that the Templates folder, make sure it's a trusted location or InfoConnect won't open it.

To make changes to the template, you must replace the template file — save the file that contains your changes using the same filename and extension as the template.

Configure split screen access for airlines

The Split Screen Path templates enable you to open multiple terminal emulation sessions using the same path by specifying a path within a path. After you open multiple sessions, you can enter a task or command in one session and direct your output and host responses to display in another open session.

Installing any version of InfoConnect that supports Airlines terminal emulation (ALC and UTS) sessions automatically installs the Split Screen transport.

Before you begin

  • Configure a path for connecting to an ALC, ClearPath IX, or 1100/2200 Series host.

To configure split screen access

  1. Start InfoConnect Manager. (All Programs > Micro Focus InfoConnect > Utilities > InfoConnect Manager.)

  2. On the left, click Path and then click Add.

  3. From the Select Path Type dialog box, select a Split Screen path template and click OK.

    Three Split Screen path templates are available: SPLITALC for ALC hosts, SPLITUTS for UTS hosts, and a generic SPLIT template that you can use with other path types.

  4. In the Add Path dialog box, for the Path ID, enter a unique name that identifies the path, enter a description, and then select the application type. Click Configure.

  5. In the Split Screen Path Configuration dialog box, select the Path ID that defines the host connection. (The paths available depend on which Split Screen template you selected.)

  6. Click OK to close the open dialog boxes.

To open multiple sessions using the split screen path

  1. Create a session document using the split screen path, and connect to your host using this session.

  2. Open a new window using the same path.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode:

    User Interface Mode



    On the Session ribbon, from the Session group, click New Screen.

    Classic MDI

    From the Session menu, select Open New Window.

    You can use the Redirect output command to redirect output from the current window to any of the open windows that use the split screen path.

Start a session from a command line

You can launch a InfoConnect session from a command line. You can also use command line options to specify InfoConnect startup behavior and appearance. These options override the workspace settings.

To start a session

  • On a Windows command prompt, enter the following commands:

    "Attachmate.Emulation.Frame.exe" -f "<sessionPath> <sessionName>"

InfoConnect Command Line Options

Options are case insensitive and are preceded by either a dash (-) or forward slash (/).


Open document (.ialc, .iuts, .it27,..rdox, .rd3x, .rd5x) or layout (.rwsp)


Suppress InfoConnect splash screen

-uimode {classic | ribbon | browser | touch}

Set user interface mode

-? , -help

Display this help topic

For example:

The following command opens mysession.rd3x in Browser mode with the splash screen suppressed:

Attachmate.Emulation.Frame.exe -f "C:\Users\myUserName\Documents\Micro Focus\InfoConnect\mysession.rd3x" -uimode browser -N

Open a web session

InfoConnect includes an integrated browser based on Microsoft Internet Explorer, allowing you to open a Web page in a tab in the InfoConnect workspace.

To create a Web session document

  1. From the Create New Document dialog box, select Web, and then click Create.

  2. From the Create New Web Session Document dialog box, under URL, type the address of the Web page you want to open.

    It is not necessary to type "http://" before the address.

  3. Click OK.

  4. From the Quick Access toolbar, click the Save button.

The Web page specified will open within the workspace just like a terminal session document, except that the Ribbon will have only one tab. This Ribbon tab shows which application features work within Web pages (Clipboard and Macro), and includes a Navigation group with typical browser controls such as Back and Home buttons.

You can open the same Web page later by clicking the Open button on the Quick Access toolbar.

Using the Integrated Browser

One of the main benefits of having an integrated browser is the ability to incorporate Web pages into automated tasks. For example, you could create a macro that copies data from an address field in a customer database on the host, then paste that data into a road map Web site such as, and then display a map to a customer site automatically.

Another key benefit it offers is the automated inclusion of Web sites in your daily workspace. By saving a Web page document with one or more session documents in a InfoConnect layout, you can instantly create a custom workspace to meet a particular business need. For more information, see the Create or modify a Layout topic.

The integrated browser in InfoConnect is based on Microsoft Internet Explorer, and many of its important features are only accessible through Internet Explorer settings; for example, Internet Explorer security and home page settings affect the InfoConnect browser.