Testing and Replacement of Application Control Characters
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
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.