The Modeling Process: Getting Started
To begin the modeling process:
- Open the Design Tool.
- On the File menu, click New to specify all the necessary settings in the New Model dialog box. When you have finished supplying the necessary settings, provide a model name, and click OK.
- You should now be connected to your specified host.
- Now, you're ready to add an entity to your model.
Creating a Model
With the Design Tool, you create a model of the host application. The model consists of a main model file and several supporting files that are located in the
<documents>\Micro Focus\Verastream\HostIntegrator\models\<your model folder>. The supporting files saved in your models directory vary depending on whether you are saving your model has a .model file or as a .modelx file.
For more information:
- Adding entities
- Adding patterns
- Adding attributes
- Adding recordsets
- Adding operations
- Working collaboratively
- Creating tables
- Creating procedures
- Using event handlers
- Deploying models
You can use Web Builder to quickly and easily generate a web application or component interface such as a web service or JavaBeans, based on the table of a host application model, or based on a host application screen layout.
Configuring a Model
The Design Tool provides several ways to configure unique properties and settings that enhance the capabilities of the host application model. You can use the pre-configured settings files provided with Host Integrator to start with the defaults appropriate for the terminal session you are modeling. Settings include:
- Variables - which allow attributes to be accessible from all parts of the Host Integrator
- Model preferences - to customize default settings for the Design Tool
- Model properties - to configure settings for the current model
- Advanced entity properties - to configure settings for the current entity
- Character mode - to configure settings for character mode terminal types (for example, VT)
- Events- to configure synchronization for character mode terminal types
- Command lists - to create a login, a logout, or a move cursor command list
- Descriptions - to add descriptions in exported documentation created for the model.