Playing back display and printer data stream trace

You can use Rumba Trace to record the AS/400 or mainframe display and printer data streams. You can then analyze and change the data, as well as add rules of behavior on key actions and change labels. This feature is especially useful for troubleshooting problems, or when you need to create a demonstration host for training or marketing purposes.

  1. Start Rumba Trace.
  2. Select Options > Configuration.
  3. On the API Selection page, select a single display or printer data stream to record.
    Note: The Demo Host can play back only one output file at a time, so ensure that you only choose one script at a time.
  4. Click the Output tab, check Formatted File, then type the path and name of the file you want to create (use the extension *.fmt).
  5. Click OK to close the Configure Tracing Options dialog box.
  6. Reproduce the problem or demonstrate the Rumba feature you want to record.
  7. Close Rumba Trace then start a Rumba display or printer session.
  8. Select Connection > Configure. .
  9. Select Demo Host from the Installed Interfaces list.
  10. Click the Demo Host tab.
  11. In the Script file field, type in the path and name of the file you saved (or you can use the Browse button to navigate to it).
  12. Click Connect to demonstrate the feature or problem you recorded.