SIRTERM parameter

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Sirius terminal options

Summary

Default value
X'00'
Parameter type
System
Where set
User 0 CCAIN parameters
Related products
All
Introduced
Sirius Mods 6.7

Description

This is a bitmask parameter. As of Model 204 Version 7.8 the SIRTERM Bitmask Bits signify the following:

X'01'
Is no longer used. MODEL 6 support (Terminal MODEL 6 support). is provided by default.
X'02'
Always issue a Write Structured Field Query for terminals connecting to Model 204 through VTAM or TELNET. This allows Model 204 to dynamically determine the screen geometry of any terminal connecting to it through VTAM, without having to issue a RESET MODEL 6 command. The downside of this setting is that it could add a small amount of time to the initial connection process and a slight amount of extra network traffic.

If a terminal is using a non-standard screen geometry under MODEL 6 support, the Model 204 editor and command line correctly uses the available screen space. Many RKTools subsystems, such as those for SirScan, SirMon, and SirPro, also take advantage of the additional available screen space.

X'04'
Translate to/from base code page for VTAM and TELNET connections. If SIRTERM X'02' is set, the Code Page obtained from the Write Structured Query Response is used to translate the input and output data streams to correct mismatches between the site's codepage and a user's code page.

Currently Code Pages 0037,1047 and Windows-1252 extended variants are supported.

X'08'
Always issues a Write Structured Field Query for Terminal Model Resets for terminals connected to Model 204 through VTAM or TELNET, provided that X'02' has been set. This precludes Terminal Model RESETs to Models that are not supported by the terminal emulator in use.


Prior to Model 204 Version 7.8 the SIRTERM Bitmask Bits signify the following:

X'01'
Enable MODEL 6 support (Terminal MODEL 6 support). MODEL 6 support allows terminals with essentially arbitrary numbers of rows and columns, making it easier to better utilize a workstation's screen size.
X'02'
Always issue a Write Structured Field Query for terminals connecting to Model 204 through VTAM. This allows Model 204 to dynamically determine the screen geometry of any terminal connecting to it through VTAM, without having to issue a RESET MODEL 6 command. The downside of this setting is that it could add a small amount of time to the initial connection process and a slight amount of extra network traffic.

If a terminal is using a non-standard screen geometry under MODEL 6 support, the Model 204 editor and command line correctly uses the available screen space. Many RKTools subsystems, such as those for SirScan, SirMon, and SirPro, also take advantage of the additional available screen space.

X'04'
Translate to/from base code page for VTAM and TELNET connections. If SIRTERM X'03' is set, the Code Page obtained from the Write Structured Query Response is used to translate the input and output data streams to correct mismatches between the site's codepage and a user's code page.

Currently Code Pages 0037,1047 and Windows-1252 extended variants are supported.