How can one enable STATUS flags on TPX main menu ?

Document ID : KB000023654
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

How can one enable STATUS flags on TPX main menu ?

 

Answer:

Use the following process if change is required (dynamically) while TPX is running.

Sign on to TPXADMIN
Select option 2, TPX System Options
Select option 6, Terminal Options Specification

This displays the Table name (Default) SYSAPROD or one that you may have setup and customized for Terminal options table list.

Select this table.

In the test, below, the default term table is used - there are two masked sub-entries.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Panelid  - TEN0141
  Command  ===>                              Userid   - abcdef
                                             Termid   - A55TU057
  Terminal Options Table: SYSAPROD           Date     - 01/07/10
                                             Time     - 09:48:12
     Entry         Mask characters
     RULE01        A55TI---
     RULE02        -------- 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As the Termid is A55TU057, RULE02 applies. Selecting this, displays panelid TEN0142.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TPX Terminal Options Detail Panel
                                                Panelid  - TEN0142
  Command  ===>                                 Userid   - abcdef
                                                Termid   - A55TU057
     Terminal Options Table: SYSAPROD           Date     - nn/nn/nn
     Terminal Options Entry: RULE02             Time     - 09:52:22
     Terminal Mask:          --------
   LOGO panel member:                              TSW0003
   LOGMODE entry override:
   Application Logmode override:
   User Passthrough Print Mgmt. printer:
   ReBind with largest screen size available:      N
   Term. does not support 081b:                    N
   Term. does not support Read Buffer:             N
   Term. does not support Read Modified All:       N
   Ignore Device End sense code:                   N
   Terminal defined to VTAM with INTTAB:           N
   Terminal does not support extended datastream:  N
   Terminal does not support highlighting:         Y
   Terminal supports ERASE, RESET struct. field:   N
   Terminal name is from an LU pool:               N
   Ignore Keyboard Restore sent for a null RU:     N
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Terminal does not support highlighting should be changed to 'Y'. PF3 to save table.

From TPXOPER enter command > RELOAD TRM=SYSAPROD... or whatever your table name is.

Once 'Reload command completed successfully' is displayed, log out of TPX and back on.

Make sure all the applications on the TPX Main Menu, are defined in the ACT (Application Definition).

If they are not in the ACT, they will not show any status.

 

To make this change permanent add tablename in the started task proc parm field.

TMSK=SYSAPROD,    TERMINAL OPTIONS TABLE,

 

Additional information:


The STATUS display does not update dynamically. It only changes if the application session is selected.
The only status display TPX provides is ACT and N/A.