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Enhanced Right Adjust Numeric Entry Field Processing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115194D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boegel, MA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The existence of a user-created data area on a multi-user host computer system determines how certain keystrokes are processed in a work station controller/Personal Computer (PC) emulator in certain types of host-defined entry fields.

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Enhanced Right Adjust Numeric Entry Field Processing

      The existence of a user-created data area on a multi-user host
computer system determines how certain keystrokes are processed in a
work station controller/Personal Computer (PC) emulator in certain
types of host-defined entry fields.

      A multi-user host computer system could allow any user to
create a "data area" on the system, changing the way the system
works.  If the data area exists at host session creation time, the
host operating system informs the Work Station Controller (WSC) or PC
emulator that a new mode of processing certain keystrokes should be
used.  For example, field exit required should truly be enforced in
certain types of entry fields.  The new mode of processing can be
turned on by any user and applies to any application and the
operating system which defines certain types of entry fields.  The
new mode of processing is independent of how users are attached to
the system: local, remote, or pass-through.

      Documentation could briefly describe the new mode of
processing, and document the one line command to create the uniquely
named data area and one line command to delete the uniquely named
data area (to disable the new mode if desired).  For example, field
exit required can now be truly enforced in numeric entry fields, if
desired.

      Each time a host session is created (varied on), the operating
system checks if the uniquely named data area exists.  If it does not
exist, things function as previously.  If the data area exists and
the target WSC/PC Emulator supports a customization display data
stream command, the operating system sends a customization display
data stream command with a new bit flag set on.  Two bits flags are
defined: one to turn on and one to turn of...