EXTRA! Macros

If you have installed InfoConnect Desktop Pro for Unisys or InfoConnect Desktop Pro for Airlines, you can run most EXTRA! macro files (*.ebm) in InfoConnect, including encrypted EXTRA! macros.

NOTE:To use legacy EXTRA! macros in InfoConnect, you must install the Legacy EXTRA! feature when you install InfoConnect. (This feature is included in default installations.) It is available on the Micro Focus Setup program Features tab, under 3270/5250 | Compatibility or UNIX and OpenVMS | Compatibility.)

To run an EXTRA! macro

  1. Confirm that the macro is in a trusted location. (To view or modify the trusted locations, go to InfoConnect Workspace Settings and click Specify Trusted Locations.)

  2. Start a session and do one of the following.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    InfoConnect Ribbon

    On the Session ribbon, from the Macros group, click Run Macro.

    InfoConnect Browser

    On the InfoConnect menu, choose Tools > Macro > Run Macro.


    Tap the Wrench icon and then under Macro, select Show Run Macro Dialog.

    Classic MDI

    From the Macros menu, select Macros.

  3. In the Run Macro dialog box, click Legacy EXTRA! Macro.

  4. Browse to select a macro file, and then click Open. The macro must be in a trusted location.


  • If the macro contains unsupported objects, its functionality may be limited or it may not run.

  • For a list of unsupported objects and methods, see the InfoConnect VBA Guide (Help > VBA Guide).

  • You can significantly improve the performance of your recorded EXTRA! macros by editing these macros to change how InfoConnect detects when the screen is ready for input.

Editing Legacy EXTRA! Macros

If you need to make changes to your legacy EXTRA! macros, you can edit them using the EXTRA! Basic Editor.

To start the EXTRA! Basic Editor, you must first associate the Run EXTRA! Basic Editor action with a custom control, such as a button or a keyboard shortcut.

NOTE:For more information about how to run legacy EXTRA! macros, set up the Basic editor, edit HostOptions properties, and improve performance of recorded macros, see Technical Note 2483.