Adding a Field Data ID or Symbology

The field data ID feature allows you to use scripting to configure field data identifiers. Field data identifiers assign a unique identification, such as a letter, to each field on the screen. Any time a barcode beginning with that identifier is scanned, the information automatically populates in the corresponding field.

In addition to field data IDs, you can use the barcode symbology to determine the field where scanned data should go.

This feature is only available for IBM 5250 emulation.

Use the Field Data ID dialog box to add a data ID or symbology to a field. If you want to make changes to data ID or symbology that has already been added to a script, you must edit the script manually.

To add a Field Data ID or Symbology:

1  Connect to an IBM 5250 host.

2  From the Term menu, select Scripting > Start Capture.

The Script Capturing Initialization dialog box appears.

3  Click Yes.

The Select Screen Text dialog box appears.

4  Select the desired text string or strings from the list and click OK.

5  Place the cursor on the field where you want to add a Data ID.

6  From the bottom of the emulation screen, click the Field Data ID button.

Field Data ID Button

The Field Data ID dialog box appears.

Field Data ID Dialog Box

7  In the text box below the Add Data ID button, enter the desired field data ID.

8  Click Add Data ID.

The new Data ID appears in the list below the text box.

9  If you want to remove a data ID, select the desired ID from the list and click Remove.

10  From the drop-down menu below the Add Symbology button, select the desired symbology.

11  Click Add Symbology.

The new symbology appears in the list below the text box.

12  If you want to remove a symbology, select the desired symbology from the list and click Remove.

13  If you want to add a prefix to the data, enable the Prefix Data checkbox and enter the prefix in the available text box.

If you want to append scan data in the field, enable the Append Scan Data checkbox.

If you want to add a data ID and a symbology, enable the Data AND Symbology checkbox.

If you want the field to be the Com Data Field for the screen, enable the Com Data Field checkbox.

14  Click OK to close the Field Data ID dialog box and save your changes.

 


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