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Prototyping an IMSADF Conversational Process in ISPF

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038492D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Velez, C: AUTHOR

Abstract

This procedure allows a user to prototype an Information Management System Application Development Facility (IMSADF) in the Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF). It requires only the display screen layouts of the transactions to be simulated and changes to a skeleton dialog in order to prototype the application under the Time Sharing Option program (TSO). It avoids the need for rules generation in IMSADF or batch terminal simulator use. The display screen is converted from the screen image in IMSADF to a format acceptable to ISPF. This is accomplished with no changes to the original screen image by the use of macros which adjust field lengths and names, and processes that ensure the correctness of the translation.

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Prototyping an IMSADF Conversational Process in ISPF

This procedure allows a user to prototype an Information Management System Application Development Facility (IMSADF) in the Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF). It requires only the display screen layouts of the transactions to be simulated and changes to a skeleton dialog in order to prototype the application under the Time Sharing Option program (TSO). It avoids the need for rules generation in IMSADF or batch terminal simulator use. The display screen is converted from the screen image in IMSADF to a format acceptable to ISPF. This is accomplished with no changes to the original screen image by the use of macros which adjust field lengths and names, and processes that ensure the correctness of the translation. Once the screen is translated, a dialog is provided which mimics the behavior of IMSADF and provides a simple demonstration of the transaction. The dialog handles arithmetic, logic, screen and message generation. Four prototyping options are used: Screen Image Creation: Displays a panel for the user to specify the data set where the screen image exists or where it is to be stored. Usually the data set name is known to IMSADF through a Systems table, and it is supplied in the data set name line. This Command list (clist) uses ISPF edit services and a macro to provide models for the different types of screen images. Translate a Screen Image to ISPF Format: Examines the screen image and constr...