Mark,

I was asking where I would find the "little blinking numbers" and
how to tell which one to put in the corner, not how to send the help
sequence.   None of the documentation you referenced explained this.

At any rate, I've already done a "best guess scenario" with the help
from Buck Calabro, and put it into CVS.

I decided to forego having those numbers blink in the corner, and simply
display the human-readable error message immediately.



On Mon, 4 Nov 2002 MarkB@cms400.com wrote:
> It's vaguely and poorly documented, and took me a little while to figure
> out.
>
> here http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/CO2E2001/16.2.2.2
> and here http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr/BOOKS/co2e2001/15.8
>
> The return error code can be constructed by taking the 2-5 bytes of the
> current error line (assuming the error is still diplayed there) and
> creating a 2 byte code as such:
> Assuming
> 1. "errorline" contains attributes and EBCDIC values
> 2. errorline[0] represents column 1
>
> errcode[0] = ((errorline[2]&0x0f)<<4 ) | (errorline[3]&0x0f)
> errcode[1] = ((errorline[4]&0x0f)<<4 ) | (errorline[5]&0x0f)
>
> Then write a record back to the 400 with (FLAG_ERR_BYTE, screen_op_code,
> errcode)
>



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