Converting a Macro
The “Convert Macro” utility enables you to convert an existing Personal Communications Plain Macro file to XML or a VBScript file and a Personal Communications VBScript macro file to an XML file.
To use the Convert Macro utility, click Personal Communications -> Utilities -> Convert Macro.
HACP EE supports TN3270E protocol which is an extended version of the Telnet protocol. By using this protocol, security and functionality can be improved. One of the significant advantages of using the TN3270E protocol is migration.
The Secure Shell (SSH) is a protocol for conducting a secure session over a non-secure network. Host On-Demand supports SSH for VT Display sessions and File Transfer (sftp) sessions.
This technote on Managed Host On-Demand explains how to use custom HTML pages that are in a location different from the HOD publish directory.
How to create pages in custom location using Deployment Wizard
1. Create a new folder in a custom location different from the HOD publish directory.
2. Create a custom HTML page using the Deployment Wizard.
3. In the Deployment Wizard, under Advanced Options, add HOD publish directory alias in the Code base field.
The Status bar displays the status of the green screen parameters like cursor position etc. It can be enabled/disabled by Users at the client side, but Administrators can set the status bar value globally for all sessions to control Users from enabling/disabling the Status bar on the client side.
Embedded servers are quite scalable and can host applications that support millions of users. From HACP EE version 1.10, an embedded server (which is a part of Host On-Demand) is included along with the deployable application, to support all the functionalities of HACP EE including a standalone server.
The main advantage of having an embedded server (One Server) is that, it is not necessary to pre-install a web server in the deployment environment to work with the application.
The Quick-connect feature in HACP EE (Host Access Client Package Extended Edition) enables Users to connect to the host sessions and use the product as a trial version, even without Login credentials and configured page.
The Search on Canvas feature allows Users to search for specific keywords/text in the green screen and will appear at the top of the presentation screen on the client side. The search results for a successful search is highlighted with a rectangular box.
This document contains a brief description of the new and updated features in the IBM HACP Extended Edition v1.10 release.
To enhance the user experience HACP Extended Edition (HACP EE) v1.10 was made with some additional features for a terminal screen. The new features are listed below:
1. In the HATS admin console, select the setting ‘Enable Host Simulation Recording’.
The host simulation file that is required later to get the error screen for customization, can be obtained by enabling this option.
2. Click on Ok and then Save.
3. Take a screen capture of the error screen:
a) Run the HATS application and go to the error page.
b) When the file opens, close it and then click on ‘Disconnect’ button.
c) Refresh the project.
d) You will be able to see the host simulation file in the project. Enable it in the connection file instead of using the live connection. The host simulation file gets generated every time the HATS application is run and disconnected.
e) Open the Host terminal and keep pressing Enter.
f) When the strpccmd command gets executed (I gave the command as “Strpco” then “strpccmd pccmd('notepad c:\test.txt')”) below is how the screen looks:
g) Click on the screen capture button to capture the error screen, which must be customized. (Ensure to click on the screen capture when the file is open)
4. Create a custom widget as follows:
--> Right-click on Project --> New HATS --> Widget --> give the name --> Select ‘Input field’ (on next screen) and then click Finish.
--> Write the below code in the class:
(Note: This is a sample code, and can be customized as required.)
5. Steps to run a customized project:
a) Click on the Host terminal and select ‘Customization’.
5. Select a section as shown above, and then click on Next.
6. In the subsequent Next Screen, select the input field and then click on Finish.
b) Open ‘Screen Customization’.
i. Insert the Input field component from Palette.
ii. Select the screen (as shown below) and click on Next.
iii. Select the custom widget and then click on Finish.
c) Uncheck Host simulation from the Connections file.
d) Make sure your customization is selected in the events. Click on Save and then Run the application.
The customized screen appears as below when the application is Run:
Soumyamallappa Surgihalli (Senior Consultant, HCL Software)