This section describes how to define the settings (profile) for a new map or help map.
13:14:20 Define Map Settings for MAP 2014-07-14 Delimiters Format Context ----------------- --------------------------- -------------------------- Cls Att CD Del Page Size ...... 31 Device Check .... ________ T D BLANK Line Size ...... 79 WRITE Statement _ T I ? Column Shift ... 0 (0/1) INPUT Statement X A D _ Layout ......... ________ Help ____________________ A I ) dynamic ....... N (Y/N) as field default N (Y/N) A N ^ Zero Print ..... N (Y/N) M D & Case Default ... UC (UC/LC) M I : Manual Skip .... N (Y/N) Automatic Rule Rank 1 O D + Decimal Char ... . Profile Name .... SYSPROF O I ( Standard Keys .. N (Y/N) Justification .. L (L/R) Filler Characters Print Mode ..... __ ------------------------ Optional, Partial .... Control Var .... ________ Required, Partial .... Optional, Complete ... Required, Complete ... Enter-PF1---PF2---PF3---PF4---PF5---PF6---PF7---PF8---PF9---PF10--PF11--PF12--- Help Exit Let
The sections contained in the Define Map Settings screen are described in the following section.
The Delimiters section of the Define Map Settings screen displays the default delimiters that apply to the current map.
A delimiter is used to assign characteristics to a field. Field characteristics are the class (for example, input/output field), attribute (for example, typeface) and color settings of a field.
Attributes, colors and print modes require corresponding hardware features, and will be ignored at runtime if these features are not available. See also the session parameters
described in the Parameter Reference documentation.
Each class, attribute and color setting is denoted by a one- or
two-letter code. For example, the letter code
A identifies an
input field, the letter
I identifies intensified. Class, attribute
and color can be combined in a delimiter character. A delimiter character, for
example, specifies a field as an input field (letter code
and intensified (letter code
I). In the
example screen above, the
delimiter character for this combination (letter codes
I) is the right parenthesis ( ) ).
A delimiter character is a non-alphabetical character that is prefixed to the field in the map editing area. (See also Defining Map Fields for examples of delimiter usage.) To display or modify the class, attribute and color settings assigned to a field by a delimiter character, use the extended field editing function described in the relevant section. Any non-alphabetical character can be defined as a delimiter character - except the control character for terminal commands, the control character for map commands and the decimal notation character.
Letter codes and delimiter characters can be entered in the columns Cls (Class), Att (Attribute), CD (Color Definition) and Del (Delimiter) or in the editing section provided by the extended field editing function.
To change the default delimiter settings for the current map
In the Delimiters section, in the columns Cls, Att, CD and/or Del, overwrite a value with the value required, or, in a blank column, enter a value.
To change the default delimiter settings for the current session
Before you initialize a map, on the Edit Map
screen, in the Profiles field, replace the default map
SYSPROF by the name of the profile you created earlier
with the function
(see Functions in
the Edit Map Menu).
SYSPROF can only be modified by the Natural
The table below lists and explains all valid letter codes for class, attribute and color that can be entered in the columns Cls (Class), Att (Attribute) and CD (Color Definition) or in the extended field editing section.
Valid letter codes for classes, attributes and colors are:
|Class (Cls)||Attribute (Att)||Color (CD)|
The following map format settings can be used:
|Page Size||The number of map lines to be edited (1 - 250); if
Keys (see below) is set to
For a map which is output with a
|Line Size||The number of map columns to be edited (5 - 249).|
|Column Shift||Column shift (0 or 1) to be applied to the map. This feature can
be used to address all 80 columns on an 80-column screen (Column
Shift = 1, Line Size = 80). Positional commands
(PF10, PF11) must be used to edit all map positions.
The largest field you can display on a 24 x 80 screen must not exceed 79 characters. If you want to display a field with 80 characters or more, you have to adjust the Line Size accordingly. For example, to display a field with the format/length A80, set Line Size = 81.
|Layout||The name of a map source definition which contains a predefined layout.|
|Decimal Char||The character to be used as the decimal notation character. This
character can only be changed with the
|Control Var||The name of an attribute control variable, the content of which
determines the attribute characteristics of fields and texts that have the
Removing an attribute control variable from the format map settings implies that the attribute control variable is removed from the map, too, unless it is associated with any other map field.
The following map context settings can be used:
|Device Check||If a device name is entered in this field, the map settings are checked for compatibility with the device profile of the specified device. If a setting is not compatible, a warning message is issued (see also Maintenance of Profiles & Devices in the section Functions in the Edit Map Menu).|
|WRITE Statement||Marking this field with a non-blank value produces a
|INPUT Statement||Marking this field with a non-blank value causes the result of
the map definition process to be an
|Help||The name of a helproutine or help map which is invoked at
execution time when the help function is invoked for this map (global help for
map). The syntax that applies to entering values in the
Help field corresponds to the syntax of the
|as field default||
|Position Line Col||The position where the help map is to appear on the screen at
This field only appears if you define the map settings for a help map created with the Initialize a new Help Map function. This field replaces the Help and as field default fields on the Define Map Settings for HELPMAP screen.
|Automatic Rule Rank||The rank (priority) assigned to Predict automatic rules when
they are linked to the map during field definition. Default is
|Profile Name||The name of the profile which was active at map initialization
The name of the profile active at the time the map is created is stored within the map. When the map is edited later and another profile is active, a warning is produced but editing is allowed.
Filler characters can be assigned to indicate whether information for a field is mandatory and whether the field must be completely filled:
|Optional, Partial||Input not mandatory, field need not be completely filled.|
|Required, Partial||Input mandatory, field need not be completely filled
|Optional, Complete||Input not mandatory; if filled, field must be completely filled
|Required, Complete||Input mandatory, field must be completely filled
Filler characters can also be defined for individual fields using the
extended field editing
function (see the relevant section). For definition of field types, see also
the session parameter
AD described in the
Parameter Reference documentation.