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sundarkudos

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: Online Screen System Identifier
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Hi,

This query is regarding the Online screen system identifier.

I'm in an application support team. Our application has got 3 regions namely IMS-TEST, IMS-STAGE and IMS-PROD.

To our bad luck, we dont have any system identifiers in the screens for any of the regions, which leads the user accidently making testing data updates on PROD system.

It would make sense if all the screens are updated with some identifier namely, IMSP for IMS_PROD, IMST for IMS-TEST and IMSS for IMS-STAGE so that user can easily identify which system being used.

Also, I know, it is very complex to identify and change all the MFS in the whole application.Hence, I'm looking for some code which would update with the screen identifier in all the screens of that region.

Kindly have ur say.

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Sundar.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

One way this is dealt with is to have a screen appear at login that shows which environment is being entered. This is not on every screen, but is shown at login.

Another way some places handle this is to have different "sessions" set up as shorcuts and when one logs into a particular system, this is shown in the blue line at the top of the Window.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Online Screen System Identifier
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Hi Dick,

Currently, we were following the two ways which you mentioned above.

To make it even more simple, Is there any common utility(in REXX, CLIST etc) by which we add the screen names, position and display identifier(namely IMSP) so that all the changes can be done in one go and not required to change all the screen MFS.

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Sundar.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Online Screen System Identifier
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Hi Dick,

Any suggestions plz..

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Sundar.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

You need to work with the people who support your online environments and determine what they are willing/able to provide and support.

Nowhere i have been sees a need to include this information on every screen. . . The places that have "anything" have this on the vtam menu and a few on the first screen after login - none have this on screen after screen.

Something else that a few places have done is to de-activate the production userids in the text environments unless there is some specific testing going on.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Online Screen System Identifier
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which leads the user accidently making testing data updates on PROD system.


a customer of mine had a global logon <coordinator>
to prevent potentially dangerous situations

I.E. if You were logged on to a <testing> environments You would not be able to logon to the production environment
and the other way around

just to prevent that kind of misfortunes!

IMNSHO a bad setup
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