FDT Field Mixed Case

Document ID : KB000048285
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

Will entering data in lower case text for a user defined FDT field cause any inquiry of operational issues with CA Top Secret? (For example: WHOHASinquiries that refer to a particular value for this user defined field.)

Is there a way for CA Top Secret force any text entered into a user defined field to be upper case?

Solution:

If mixed case is used for the FDT field, when issuing a TSS WHOHAS for the FDT field, the case on the WHOHAS command must match the case in the FDT data on the acid in order for that data to be displayed.

Another consideration for mixed case FDT fields is if the application where the TSS ADD(acid) fieldname(xxxx) is set to upper case text that is entered and lower case characters are to be used in the field, the session must be changed/set to not upper case the text. For example, in CA ROSCOE, when in mode BASIC, all terminal input is translated to upper case. Issue SET MODE XTENDED to have all uppercase and lowercase alphabetic terminal input retained exactly as entered.

To force any text entered into a user defined field to be upper case, do not use ATTR(MIXED) when the FDT field is defined.