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how to create BMS mqcros from SDF for a screen

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:47 pm    Post subject: how to create BMS mqcros from SDF for a screen
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Is it possible to create BMS macros with cobol field names from the SDF environment for a CICS screen ? Trying to avoid using SDF.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply to: how to create BMS mqcros from SDF for a screen
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If you have the time, you could write a "Screen Painter" in REXX. Design and paint the screen image on your Workstation, using special-characters to designate (for example) "UNPROT, NORM", 'ASKIP,BRT', etc. These characters would be known to your REXX exec when you build your DFHMDx Macro components. You'll also need start/stop characters for screen literal lengths.

I wrote one of these about 25 years ago in CLIST but I don't have it anymore. icon_sad.gif

But, once you've created this EXEC, screen painting will be much easier.

I haven't Google'd this, but try "CICS Screen Painter". Perhaps you'll find it as Freeware?

HTH....
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:20 am    Post subject:
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Well - I got a jcl sample using a SDF batch utility from a person on CICS-MAIN - but thanks for your suggestion.
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