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Method to Provide Fast Path Option to a Communication Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038866D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lin, SL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method is described to get to a 3270 Emulation Session from the DOS command line with a single command when loading the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program. When the command "PSCPG," which starts the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program, is typed at a DOS prompt, the initial IBM logo frame with the message "Press any key to continue" is displayed. After receiving a keystroke, the next menu, which is the same IBM logo with the message "Loading Program," is displayed. When the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program is loaded, the first menu displayed is the 3270 Task Selection menu with 3 choices: a. Communicate - loads communicate code and displays the 3270 frame so the user can start a communication session; b.

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Method to Provide Fast Path Option to a Communication Program

A method is described to get to a 3270 Emulation Session from the DOS command line with a single command when loading the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program. When the command "PSCPG," which starts the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program, is typed at a DOS prompt, the initial IBM logo frame with the message "Press any key to continue" is displayed. After receiving a keystroke, the next menu, which is the same IBM logo with the message "Loading Program," is displayed. When the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program is loaded, the first menu displayed is the 3270 Task Selection menu with 3 choices: a. Communicate - loads communicate code and displays

the 3270 frame so the user can start a

communication session;

b. Communication Profile Tasks - displays the

Communication Profile Tasks menu so the user can

change or customize the profile;

c. Exit - exits the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program. The first time that the IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program is used, the user must customize the

Communication Profile by selecting and using the

Communication Profile Tasks. After the profile has

been customized, Communication Profile Tasks needs to

be selected only if the profile needs to be modified.

After the profile has been customized, each time the

user wishes to communicate, two steps must be followed:

1) Press any key to continue past the logo screen, and

2) Choose Communicate from the 3270 Task Selection

Menu. Performing the two steps each time is

unnecessarily tedious for the user. In accordance with the new method, a fast path option is provided that the user can specify on th...