3270 Numeric Input Field Character set Controls the set of characters that is allowed for 3270 numeric input fields. This setting handles non-standard 3270 applications that require non-numeric characters to be entered into numeric input fields. The default is Numeric and uppercase characters. Options include:
- Numeric and uppercase characters
- All characters
- Numeric characters only
Country Extended Graphics Code When this check box is selected, additional characters are available in the configured National character set. See your host documentation for details. By default the check box is not selected.
- Delay After AID Specifies the amount of time Host Integrator should wait before processing keystrokes after an AID key (PF1-PF24, Enter, or Clear) has been pressed. The range of values is from 0 to 20,000 milliseconds. The default is 0.
- Insert Protocol for 3270
You can specify what Host Integrator should do if you attempt to insert a character in a 3270 terminal session. The logic Host Integrator applies can be over a single field, multiple local fields, or all unprotected fields. The values are:
- First Null (default) - Make room for the character being inserted by moving all characters to the right of the insertion point one character to the right until a null is encountered. The null is replaced by a character and all subsequent characters are unchanged. If no null is found, the insertion fails.
- First Null or Trailing Space - Uses the same logic as First Null, except that a trailing space can be used if no null is found.
- First Null or Trailing Character - Replaces the last character in the insert arena on an insert if neither a null nor a trailing space is found.
- Preserve 3270 Terminal Insert State Specifies whether pressing Enter in 3270 terminal sessions resets the insert mode. When set to Yes, the insert state of the terminal is not reset when the Enter key is pressed. The default is No.
- Preserve 3270 Partitions
Specifies whether to send the partition-related information from the terminal to the host in response to a host query request. This setting is relevant for host applications that are not designed to handle terminals that support partitions. You cannot change this setting during a connection.
- Yes - the terminal includes partition-related information in its response to a host query request.
- No (default) - the terminal does not include partition-related information in its response to a host query request.
- 5250 Status Line Type
You can configure Host Integrator to display any of three different status lines at the bottom of the terminal window when connected to an AS/400:
- 3488 Status Line (default) - The 3488 status line uses symbols to represent various conditions and is based on the status line you see on newer 5250 terminals from IBM.
- 5250 Status Line - This status line uses character pairs to represent various conditions—the characters are always shown but appear in inverse video when the condition is true. For example, when the system is not available, the letters SA appear in regular video, but when the system is available, the letters appear in inverse video.
- Debug Status Line - If you contact technical support, you may be asked to use the Debug Status Line to help diagnose the problem. The Debug Status Line is of use to users with an intimate knowledge of the 5250 datastream.
- Aid Field Exit Specifies whether unrestricted sending of aid key (F1-F24 only) values to the host from restricted input fields can be sent. By default this checkbox is not selected; you cannot send aid key values to the host from restricted input fields. This is standard terminal behavior. Select this check box to send aid key values to the host from a restricted input field.
- Cursor Progression Indicator Specifies how Host Integrator responds when the host queries to determine if End User Interface (EUI) enhancements are supported by the terminal. Host Integrator only supports the cursor progression enhancement. Set this value to Yes only if you are using a host application that uses cursor progression and queries to determine if EUI is supported. Do not change the value of this setting to Yes unless you are sure that the host uses only the cursor progression feature.
- Ignore EUI Command Error This setting is used for testing purposes only.
- Keyboard Error Alarm Specifies whether an alarm (a beep) is sounded when a keyboard error is detected. By default, this check box is not selected.
- TN APPN Gateway Specifies whether the third PC Support header is added to the Telnet pass through header for a save screen command and removed for a restore screen command. This setting is valid for 5250 connections over Telnet to an Apertus gateway only.
- Word Wrap
Specifies whether text is divided in mid word at the end of the current line or wrapped to the next available line (or row) of the same field, and whether the host controls this behavior. The values are:
- Host Word Wrap - text is wrapped to the next available line as controlled by the host.
- Local Word Wrap - text is wrapped to the next available line as controlled by Host Integrator.
- No Word Wrap - text is not wrapped to the next available line, instead it is divided at the end of the current line.
- Telnet VT Terminal ID
See the Advanced VT Telnet topic in the online help for more information. This setting determines the following terminal characteristics:
- Which screen control sequences the host sends to Host Integrator to format the screen.
- The position of the cursor.
- What characters to display in a host application.
- VT Active Display Specifies which part of the VT Terminal window is the currently active area. The options are Status Line Active Display and Main Screen Active Display. This setting is read-only.
- HP Auto Linefeed/Auto Linefeed Default - Specifies whether Host Integrator appends a line feed character (LF) to each transmitted or received carriage return character (CR). Most hosts echo both a carriage return and a line feed when you press Enter, so in remote mode it isn't usually appropriate to add another line feed. In local mode, however, a carriage return does not execute a line feed automatically, so you may want to set AutoLinefeed to Yes. This setting reflects the current terminal state of HP Auto Linefeed, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Auto Linefeed Default.
- HP Block Terminator/Block Terminator Default - Under certain conditions, the Host Integrator transmits a block terminator character at the end of each block of data transmitted. The value selected here specifies which ASCII character is sent to indicate that the end of the block has been reached. The values are ASCII decimal 0-127. The default is RS (ASCII decimal 30). The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Block Terminator Default.
- HP Block Transfer Unit/Block Transfer Unit Default - When operating in block mode, a block of one or more characters is transmitted when you press Enter or when the host requests a block transfer from terminal memory. This option determines how much data Host Integrator transmits on each block transfer. When set to Line, data is transmitted one line at a time, or one field at a time in format mode. When set to Page, data is transmitted one page at a time. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Block Transfer Unit Default.
- Display Memory Lines - Specified the number of lines allocated for HP display memory. The default is 144. It is recommended that you do not change this setting.
- Display Memory Response - Specifies the amount of memory to be reported to the host computer as part of a primary status response. Some host software may be able to use Host Integrator's extended display memory if you set this field to a value greater than 4K. The default is HP Display Response Maximum.
- Enq/Ack (Pacing) Default - Some HP 3000 and 1000 computers use a form of handshaking called Enq/Ack (Enquire/Acknowledge) to prevent the terminal (or in this case, the Host Integrator) from falling too far behind the host system and losing data. With Enq/Ack pacing, the host system sends 80 characters followed by an ASCII Enq character and stops transmitting. When the Host Integrator has processed all of the characters preceding the Enq, it sends an ASCII Ack character, which tells the host it is ready for more data. This setting reflects the current terminal state of HP Enq/Ack, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Enq/Ack Default.
- Field Separator (Default) - When transmitting in block, page, and format modes, Host Integrator sends a field separator character after each field of the formatted screen except the last one. The value selected here specifies which ASCII character is sent. The values are ASCII decimal 0-127. The default is US (ASCII decimal 31). This setting reflects the current terminal state of HP Field Separator, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Field Separator Default.
- Host Character Set - The available host character sets for HP terminals are HP Roman 8 and HP Roman 9. The default is HP Roman 8.
- Host Prompt Character - The values are ASCII decimal 0-127. The default is D1 (ASCII decimal 17). An HP 3000 sends a DC1 character to indicate that it is ready to accept a line or block of characters. This character is sent immediately after the MPE colon prompt is sent. This list allows you to change which character is expected. Most hosts either use the DC1 (^Q) character or no prompt (that shows up simply as a space). Select the appropriate host prompt from this list (turn on DISPLAY FUNCTIONS to see the control codes sent by the host before changing this value).
- Inhibit DC2 (Default) - This check box, along with Inhibit Handshake and some other factors, determines the type of handshaking that precedes each block transfer of data from the Host Integrator to the host system. When selected, the DC2 handshake for block transfers is inhibited. This setting reflects the current terminal state of HP Inhibit DC2, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Inhibit DC2 Default.
- Inhibit EOL Wrap (Default) - When not selected, the Host Integrator automatically returns the cursor to the left margin in the next line when the cursor reaches either the right margin or the right screen edge. When selected, the cursor is not automatically advanced when you reach the right margin. As you type additional characters, each one overwrites the character at the right margin until you explicitly move the cursor by pressing Return or using an arrow key. This setting reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Inhibit EOL Wrap Default.
- Inhibit Handshake (Default) - Determines the type of handshaking that precedes each block transfer of data from the Host Integrator to the host system. When selected, the DC1 handshake for block transfers is inhibited. This setting reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Inhibit Handshake Default.
- Local Echo (Default) - When selected, each character typed at the keyboard is immediately displayed on the screen. In remote mode, each character you type is transmitted to the host computer. Most host systems immediately send the character back to your terminal (that is, they echo the character) and the character you see is the one that the host sent, not the one you typed. If you are communicating with a host computer that echoes characters, and this box is selected, each character you type appears on your display twice. If this happens, clear this check box. Select it only when communicating with host systems that do not echo each typed character (some public networks, for example). When the Host Integrator is in block mode or local mode, this check box is automatically selected. This setting reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Local Echo Default.
- Modify All (Default) - MODIFY ALL is F2 on the modes keys (to display the modes keys, press Alt+M or select Modes from the Function key set list on the Function Keys tab in the Terminal Setup dialog box). When Host Integrator is in character/remote mode, MODIFY ALL lets you change text on the screen and retransmit the modified line to the host. This can save a lot of retyping. MODIFY ALL remains active until disabled by pressing F2 to remove the asterisk from the key label. Line Modify is disabled after you press Enter while Modify All stays active until you disable it by pressing F2. The default setting is saved as part of the model's default settings, and will be used when initially connecting or resetting a session. Modify All, reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host.
- National Replacement Set - Some host systems use national replacement characters to encode characters that are not available in the ASCII 7-bit character set. If necessary, set this list to match the set used by your host. In 8-bit operation, the value in this list has no effect. In 7-bit operation, however, the value assigned here limits characters to those that are defined for the configured set, and determines the replacement characters that are used during data communications.
- Remote Mode (Default) - Specifies whether Host Integrator transmits each number, letter, or special character typed at the keyboard to the host. As characters are received from the host, Host Integrator displays them on your screen. This setting reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is Remote Mode Default.
- Return Definition (Default) - Type a character in these boxes to be generated whenever Return is pressed. If the second character is a space, only the first character is generated. The values are ASCII decimal 0-127. The default is CR (ASCII decimal 13). This setting reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Return Definition Default.
- SPOW Enabled (Default) - Ordinarily, the Spacebar overwrites and erases existing characters. This setting reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP SPOW Default. When the SPOW (SPace OverWrite) check box is selected, spaces entered from the keyboard (not spaces echoed from the host), move the cursor over existing characters, but do not overwrite them with spaces:
- The SPOW latch is turned on by a carriage return.
- The SPOW latch is turned off by a linefeed, tab, or home up.
- Start Column (Default) - For every line in display memory, the Host Integrator attempts to remember the leftmost column that was entered from the keyboard, as opposed to that received from datacomm. This way, the Host Integrator can distinguish the host prompt portion of each line from the user-entered portion. This information is used when you enable LINE MODIFY or MODIFY ALL to determine the leftmost column that should be transmitted to the host when you press Enter or Return. Under some circumstances, it is impossible for the Host Integrator to tell which column was the first user-keyed column; when that happens, it uses the value you enter in this box to determine the leftmost column to be transmitted. When Display Columns are set to 80, enter a value from 0 to 79. When you're in 132-column mode, enter a value from 0 to 131.
- Terminal ID Response - This setting specifies Host Integrator's response to a terminal ID status request from the host computer.
- Terminal Type - Specifies which terminal the Host Integrator is to emulate.
- Transmit Functions (Default) - Most of the keys on the keyboard have an associated ASCII character. Several keys, however, perform functions for which there is no character defined; for example, Home and PgUp. Certain host software programs need to be informed when you press one of these non-ASCII keys. Selecting this option signals the Host Integrator to inform the host system whenever you press one of these keys. When this check box is selected and the Design Tool is operating in character/remote mode, each time you press one of these keys the associated escape sequence is transmitted to the host. Most applications that require this feature automatically send the escape sequences to enable and disable the feature, so you probably will never need to enable it manually. This setting reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is Transmit Functions Default.
- Use Host Prompt - Clear this check box if you want the Host Integrator to ignore the host prompt. Clearing this setting has the same effect as selecting the Inhibit Handshake and Inhibit DC2 check boxes. Ignoring the host prompt forces the Design Tool to behave as though both inhibits are on, thus preventing handshaking. Over an X.25 network, this prevents communications problems caused by applications that use handshaking. When cleared, the Design Tool always responds to a primary status request from the host that both Inhibit handshake and Inhibit DC2 are enabled. This can affect a host application that explicitly changes one of these inhibits.
- Warning Bell - Selecting this check box causes a bell to sound when the ASCII bell character (Bel, decimal 7) is received from the host or entered from the keyboard.
- Show Function Keys - Select this check box to display the function key labels across the bottom of the Terminal window. Clear this check box if you want to hide the function key labels.
- Tab Definition - This setting specifies the character that is sent to the host when you press the Tab key in an HP terminal session. The options are Tab Equals Return and Tab Equals Tab. The default is Tab Equals Tab.
- Tab Equals Spaces (Default) - Usually, pressing the Tab key sends a tab character to the host. Some HP 3000 applications, however, do not interpret the tab character correctly. This setting specifies whether pressing the Tab key sends the number of spaces needed to move the cursor forward to the next tab stop, rather than sending the tab character. In character/remote mode, the spaces are transmitted to the host computer. If there are no tab stops to the right of the cursor position when you press Tab, the cursor does not move, and no spaces are generated. This setting reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Tab Equals Spaces Default.
- Tab Stops (Default) - Use this setting to set and clear individual tab stops. The default setting is saved as part of the model's default settings, and will be used when initially connecting or resetting a session.
- Inverse Video - This setting specifies whether the foreground and background colors for screen attributes are reversed.
- Screen Columns - This setting controls the width of the scrolling region in the Terminal window. The values are either 80 or 132 columns. The default is 80 columns.
- Destructive Backspace - By default, pressing Backspace moves the cursor to the left without erasing characters. Select this check box to erase the character to the left of the cursor when you press Backspace.
- Margin Bell - Clear this check box to disable the margin bell. When selected the Design Tool beeps when the cursor is eight characters from the right margin or when, in format mode, the last character of an unprotected field is entered from the keyboard. To disable the format bell, clear the Warning Bell checkbox.
- Return Equals Enter - To use Return rather than Enter in block mode applications, set this setting to Yes. This may cause problems if your host system expects a Return and you have configured Return to act as Enter. Setting Return Equals Enter to No for PCs without enhanced keyboards specifies that only the numeric keypad "+" key or the Shift+F10 keystroke can be used as Enter. Use keyboard mapping to move this function to another key. This setting reflects the current terminal state, which can be changed by the host. The associated default setting, saved with the model, is HP Return Equals Enter Default.
HP Default User Keys 1 - 8
Specifies the configuration of the user-defined HP function keys 1 through 8.
Telnet HP Terminal ID
This setting determines the following terminal characteristics:
- Which screen control sequences the host sends to Host Integrator to format the screen.
- The position of the cursor.
- What characters to display in a host application.
When Host Integrator connects to a Telnet host, the Telnet protocol negotiates a Telnet terminal ID with the host. In general, this negotiation results in the correct terminal type. However, if you are having trouble running a host application, the negotiation between Telnet and the host could be the issue.
To override Host Integrator's selection of a terminal, select a terminal ID from the list (because this list box is editable, you can just type in any value). If you enter a terminal ID that the host does not recognize, Host Integrator reverts to a list of default values until one is found that the host supports. The default terminal ID values are HP and HP2392A. If you enter a terminal ID string, it may be up to 40 characters long taken from a set of uppercase letters, digits, and the two punctuation characters, hyphen and slash. It must start with a letter and end with a letter or digit.
Current Cursor Column
Returns the current cursor column location relative to the left edge of the Terminal window. This setting is read-only.
Current Cursor Row
Returns the current cursor row location relative to the top edge of the Terminal window. This setting is read-only.
Returns the current cursor offset location relative to the top edge of the Terminal window. This setting is read-only.
Enable Host Alarm
Specifies whether alarms (beeps) sent by the host are sounded. By default, this is enabled.
Indicates whether the keyboard is currently locked. This setting is read-only.
Specifies the type of session to configure. The options are:
- IBM 3270 terminal
- IBM 5250 terminal
- VT terminal
- HP terminal
Specifies the terminal (also known as a display station) you want the Design Tool to emulate.