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Testing and Replacement of Application Control Characters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061834D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Elliott, H: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method by which users of a manufacturing accounting and production information control program may test and replace application control characters. The procedure searches for the record specified by the programmer (in SCKEY) in the application program's System Control File, searches for the one-position location within that record, and then looks at the value stored within that location to determine what to do next. This procedure is used by a programmer to instruct the application program to: test the value of a location within a record to determine if a process can be continued. For example, if the data in the specified record at the specified location is a 1, then do operation 2 next.

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Testing and Replacement of Application Control Characters

This article describes a method by which users of a manufacturing accounting and production information control program may test and replace application control characters. The procedure searches for the record specified by the programmer (in SCKEY) in the application program's System Control File, searches for the one-position location within that record, and then looks at the value stored within that location to determine what to do next. This procedure is used by a programmer to instruct the application program to: test the value of a location within a record to determine if a process can be continued. For example, if the data in the specified record at the specified location is a 1, then do operation 2 next. However, if the data is a 2, do operation 3 next, and so forth; test the value of a location within a record to determine if another process should be executed instead. For example, if the data in the specified record at the specified location is a 1, terminate processing, but if it is a 0, continue; change the value of a location within a record based on its value at a specific time or on other conditions previously determined during processing. For example, if the data in the specified record at the specified location is a 1, change it to a 2; change the value of a location within a record so that the user can restore the value back to what it should have been. This usually occurs when something ...