Variable Symbolic Data Substitution in System Messages
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
In support of applications, it is necessary to have program and application data within messages. Different languages follow different rules of syntax and usage and must, therefore, have the data placed in messages at different places and in different orders. This article describes a technique of symbolic data substitutions in system messages to support messages in whatever languages are required by the customer and with the data appearing in messages in places appropriate to the syntax of the language. System messages in the Information Management System Application Development Facility (IMSADF) II are generally held in a control section that is specific to a language. Different control sections are picked up to produce messages for different languages.