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Considerations for Terminal Emulator Type Definitions

Nov 05, 2009
Consider the following factors when defining terminal emulator (HLLAPI) type application definitions:
  • Terminal emulation support must be enabled for each user configuration that uses terminal emulator-based applications.
  • Verify that your terminal emulator program is HLLAPI compliant.
  • Verify that your terminal emulator program is defined in the plug-in software mfrmlist.ini file.
  • Save time by using a terminal emulator that shows the row and column coordinates of the cursor position. This allows you to more easily determine the location of the text and fields used to identify the host application and its logon forms.
  • For HLLAPI detection, the terminal emulator must set a short name for each session. The plug-in software cannot detect an application without the terminal emulator’s session short name.
  • The documentation for your terminal emulator-based application may include unique identifiers, such as screen numbers, for the screens used to submit user logon information. In this case, use the screen number as the unique identifier that ensures the plug-in software identifies and submits credentials to the correct form.