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Menu and Command Language Interface for Information Processing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051252D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adam, TL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a menu and command language interface used to provide the information processing system operator with the ability to enter a predefined Menu name abbreviation to go directly to a menu and, if desired, also to specify one or more parameters (and values) to be changed.

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Menu and Command Language Interface for Information Processing System

This article describes a menu and command language interface used to provide the information processing system operator with the ability to enter a predefined Menu name abbreviation to go directly to a menu and, if desired, also to specify one or more parameters (and values) to be changed.

When the operator presses the Menu key, the system will display a message on the Prompt line requesting that the menu name be entered.

With the cursor positioned on the Prompt line, the operator can type a predefined Menu name abbreviation and press the Enter key. If the name entered by the operator is incorrect, the system will continue to display the request on the Prompt line and will also display a message indicating "invalid menu name".

If the name entered is correct, that menu is displayed. The following levels of menus are accessible in this mode: within the current task,

within the current program load,

across other program overlays present on the Application

Program Load (APL) diskette, and

across overlays not on the APL diskette.

Upon successful completion, the system will return to what was being displayed immediately prior to the MENU key being pressed if the menu is within the same task and display What would normally be presented upon completing execution of that menu if the menu specified is in a different task.

The operator can also type a predefined Menu name abbreviation followed by a parameter separator, followed by a predefined item name abbreviation, and, if necessary, followed by a space and a value for that item. If the operator requires more than one item a...