• Subject: Re: Invoking a program which is not in the existing application.
  • From: Pete Massiello <pmassiello@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 08:17:15 -0500
  • Organization: OS Solutions International

THe program you are calling will determine where the cursor is located, and it
will read information off the screen, based upon what ever the program being
called wants.

    Pete

Rowthu Ravichandra wrote:

> Martin,
>
> What I wanted is, accept the value on the screen(from the field(X) on which
> the cursor is) and display another value (which is based on a calculation of
> the earlier field(X)/value). I would not be bothered for the validations of
> the field and so a trigger would not suite the requirement.
> And as someone on the list suggested I can invoke an attention-key-program
> to do this. But how is that I would pass the value(from field(X)) in the
> original application into the new attention-key-program.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: boothm@ibm.net [SMTP:boothm@ibm.net]
> > Sent: Saturday, February 27, 1999 9:58 PM
> > To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject:      RE: Invoking a program which is not in the existing
> > application.
> >
> > Rowthu,
> >
> > If what you really want is a way to validate fields before writing them to
> > a file thencan you consider writing a trigger program?
> >
> > I am presuming that at some point these fields will be written to a file.
> > You could write a trigger program against the file itself, and if a
> > field's values are not correct, then pop up a correction process including
> > valid values and instructions.  This may not be elegant but it meets your
> > requirement to not touch the original programs.
> >
> > I've used this a few times and it does work, but if the original program
> > writes a report based on the wrong values then your report won't match the
> > file's data.  Still, it is an option to look at.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > In <4725F1481D29D211B3B800A0C99606B5C7D2F7@exhyd01.hyd.mgsl.com>, on
> > 02/26/99
> >    at 11:02 PM, Rowthu Ravichandra <Rowthu.Ravichandra@metamorgs.com>
> > said:
> >
> > >Dave,
> > >I need a single program to be called for all numeric fields but how is
> > >that I can pass the values in any program(on which the function key is
> > >pressed) be passed into the ATTN program which I will be writing now?
> > >Ravi.
> >
> > --
> > -----------------------------------------------------------
> > boothm@ibm.net
> > Booth Martin
> > -----------------------------------------------------------
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Pete Massiello
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