• Subject: Re: Question on SNDPGMMSG (no showing on screen...)
  • From: Chuck Lewis <CLEWIS@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 07:08:02 -0500

Thanks Tim !

I was wondering if there was a "safe" one to use - I tried keying in "junk" but
it checks for MSGID legitimacy (go figure <BG>) !

Chuck

Tim McCarthy wrote:

> You can use CPF9898 for the message id when sending status messages with
> SNDPGMMSG. Put the message text in the message data parm.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chuck Lewis [SMTP:CLEWIS@IQUEST.NET]
> > Sent: Thursday, March 04, 1999 2:42 PM
> > To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject:      Re: Question on SNDPGMMSG (no showing on screen...)
> >
> > Thanks Brian,
> >
> > I was wondering about that (the app "hogging" line 24). I had "dug"
> > through the
> > other parms on the SNDPGMMSG to try and find something saw there was
> > message
> > type, etc. so I guess it's that or the window technique that you
> > mentioned
> > (although I've never done anything like that... you would have the CL
> > do this and
> > skip the SNDPGMMSG ?). Also the *STATUS wants a MSGID specified. Don't
> > know if
> > that will work or not...
> >
> > Thanks !
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> > Brian.Johnson@helpsystems.com wrote:
> >
> > > You can send a message (via sndpgmmsg) to a program (your
> > third-party app)
> > > but it's up to that program to display it's message on line 24 (or
> > anywhere
> > > else, for that matter).  You might try sending a status message
> > (sndpgmmsg
> > > .. msgtype(*status)), but there's no guarantee the status message
> > won't be
> > > cleared as soon as you return to the menu.  So if you really want
> > the user
> > > to see you're feedback message, you'll have to dislay it yourself.
> > Maybe
> > > in a little window that contains just a message subfile.
> > >
> > > Brian Johnson
> > > Help/Systems, Inc.
> > > brian.johnson@helpsystems.com
> > > www.helpsystems.com
> > >
> > > uucp@UUCP1.MCS.NET on 03/04/99 09:43:01
> > >
> > > Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > >
> > > To:   IDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> > > cc:    (bcc: Brian Johnson/HelpSystems)
> > >
> > > Subject:  Question on SNDPGMMSG (no showing on screen...)
> > >
> > > Hi Folks,
> > >
> > > I have a series of CL's that allow select users to (re)start printer
> > > writers for their location. They execute this from a 3rd party
> > > application a field for this on their menu screen.
> > >
> > > My problem:
> > >
> > > The SNDPGMMSG shows up on line 24 (which is the norm/default if I
> > recall
> > > correctly...) from a programmer's signon or command entry, etc.
> > >
> > > In the 3rd party menu application, this line has this vendors
> > copyright
> > > info, etc. on it.
> > > ..
> > >
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