User Interface

The user interface to Entire Event Management is an easy-to-use, menu-driven application. It guides the user through object definition and retrieval. When a user logs on to Entire Event Management, the Main Menu displays a list of the available options.

The following topics are covered below:

Entire Event Management Main Menu

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     Console Services                                                           
      1  Logical Console                                                        
      2  Server                                                                 
      3  Environment                                                            
      4  Automation                                                             
      5  Authorization                                                          
      6  Calendars                                                              
      .  Exit                                                                   
      ?  Help                                                                   
      *  Commands                                                               
  Command ===> _________________________________________________________________
       Help        Exit  Flip                                            Menu   
  • The Console Services options enable users to view the Logical Consoles and to oversee the activities of the various Servers.

  • The Administration options enable users to define objects. Object definitions are stored in the Definition Database. Each option leads either to a submenu with further options or to a list of the defined objects of the selected type. From the list screen, the user can modify, display or delete an object of the selected type by entering a two-letter line command in the two-character field preceding the name of the object to be processed. An object can be added by pressing PF2 (Add) or by entering the direct command ADD in the command line.

Moving through Entire Event Management

There are several ways of moving through Entire Event Management:

  • Cursor selection:
    Use the cursor to directly select options displayed on the screen.

  • Option code input:
    Use the option code to bypass the menu hierarchy.

  • Command input:
    Issue direct commands or two-character line commands to navigate and perform functions.

  • PF Keys
    Navigate and issue commands by pressing PF keys.

Asterisk Selection Facility

Selection is made easy by the use of asterisks in direct commands and key fields to invoke selection lists of objects of the selected type. For example, entering an asterisk in the input field for an object name and pressing Enter displays a list of all available object names of the selected type. Selection lists can be narrowed down by entering a prefix followed by an asterisk. For example, entering ABC* and pressing Enter will display a list of all objects of the selected type whose names begin with ABC.

Online Help

The user interface includes a comprehensive online help system that provides help texts for screens and for input fields of screens. To display the help text for the current screen, press PF1 (Help) or enter a question mark (?) in any input field and press Enter. For an input field that accepts only certain values, enter an asterisk (*) in the field and press Enter. An active help window opens from which you can select a value.

ZOOM Options

A ZOOM function is available to display data for which there is insufficient space in the current screen. Options which can be ZOOMed are preceded by a greater than sign (>). The complete data for these options can be displayed by placing the cursor anywhere on the option heading with the > and pressing Enter. ZOOM options which contain data are preceded by a highlighted plus sign (+).

You will find more detailed information about how to move through Entire Event Management in the Entire Event Management User's Guide.