• Subject: RE: Operations Navigator
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 14:56:03 -0500

Just rewrite the WRKSPLF or WRKOUTQ command using APIs.  Then you can do
autorefresh yourself...hehe...  I basically rewrote these commands with
my PRTRNG tool.  They weren't easy, but they were fun.

Bradley V. Stone        
bvstone@taylorcorp.com
http://prairie.lakes.com/~bvstone/
"Does this proposition entail my dressing up as Little Boe Peep?" -
Fletch

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric [SMTP:Eric@norcov.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 1:44 PM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:      RE: Operations Navigator
> 
> Another nice "feature" would be to automate refresh (F5).  Perhaps a
> field 
> that optionally allows you to specify a time increment - for instance,
> 
> refresh every 5 minutes - when viewing a specific outq.
> 
> Eric Kempter
> Director of MIS
> Commair Mechanical Services
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cotes, Steven [SMTP:cotess@data-io.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 04, 1998 1:48 PM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Cc:   'John Carr'
> Subject:      RE: Operations Navigator, was User profile creation
> 
>       <snip>
>       John,
>       Probably the biggest improvement would be made by allowing
>       "Options" to be selected prior to the displaying of a function.
> 
>       When I am checking on printers and wish to check on a user's
> job,
>       I have to click on "Jobs",
>       wait until the information about my jobs has been retrieved,
>       click on "Options",
>       select "Include",
>       click on the "User" list button,
>       change the selection from "Current" to "User:" and type in the
> User's ID,
>       click "OK",
>       change any criteria about the Job(s),
>       click "OK",
>       wait for the information about the User's Job(s) to be
> retrieved.
> 
>       To make this usable,
>       I should be able to Right Click on "Jobs",
>       in addition to the "Explore", (greyed out) "Properties" and
> "Help" choices,
>       I would like to see the "Options": "Sort", "Include" and
> "Columns".
>       By selecting "Include" the Include panel would open,
>       at this screen I should be able to enter the User's ID,
>       click on "OK", and have the information about the User's Job(s)
>       retrieved and displayed.
> 
>       Making me retrieve all the currently selected information before
> I can change
>       the selection, and then making me drill down through screens to
> make changes
>       to the selection criteria further slows an already slow
> interface.
> 
>       Another area to be improved is wild carding.
>       Using "Green Sceens" if I wish to check on a group of printers ,
> I can often
>       use a wild card like "WRKOUTQ HP*", ON doesn't let me do that.
>       Similarly if I need to check on a User ID I'm not sure about the
> spelling of
>       but I know it starts with "CO", I can try "WRKUSRPRF CO*" and
> have
>       a nice set to look over. Work with profiles using ON and you get
> ALL users.
>       No filters, no selection criteria, just every profile on the
> system.
> 
>       These are what I would consider the Big Points. If these were
> addressed,
>       we may see value in using ON. As it is, it is much too slow and
> inflexible.
> 
>        - steve cotes
> 
> 
> > I have forwarded your remarks steve & vernon to a ON developer.  I
> > will post any replies I get.
> > Any other things that need improving ?
> >
> > John Carr
> > EdgeTech
> >
> >
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