How can I tell if we are using the CA TPX ACL/E option? (Automated Conversation Language/Extended)

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

CA TPX uses CA Common Services LMP keys to activate the various components of CA TPX.

Automated Conversation Language/Extended (ACL/E) is a high-level programming language oriented to the 3270 keyboard. ACL/E automates routine interactions, such as application session signon and signoff, and provides powerful tools that enhance the way users see and use applications. For example, ACL/E works with the CA TPX panel manager to display alternate screen images. This capability serves a wide range of purposes, from supplying customized help panels for applications to re-engineering user interfaces for SAA compliance. ACL/E's ability to coordinate multiple application sessions provides state-of-the-art application integration.

Question:

We are considering removing the LMP key NP for the TPX ACL/E option. How can we verify whether we are using this option or not?

Answer:

With ACL/E LMP key active, you will see this messages in the TPX startup:

TPX9925 OPTION ACLE OF UNICENTER CA-TPX IS AUTHORIZED

When you remove the LMP keys, these messages will disappear after the next IPL.

 

If you are not authorized for ACL/E then you have no scripting ability within TPX.  If you are doing any scripting at all, you would be using ACL/E. (For example: Application Start or Terminate ACL, etc.)

Additional Information:

NOTE:  As of May 2017, CA TPX Portfolio Simplification of GA base and option SKUs means that customers should be able to obtain all CA TPX LMP codes as part of their licence.

 

Refer to the TPX ACL/E Programmer Guide for complete details on using ACL/E: TPX 5.4 ACL/E Programming