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Implementing Katakana terminal support

Use the following procedure to enable MainView products to use a Katakana terminal.

Tip

This task is optional for all products.

In this procedure, you will use BBILIB member @@YZZ001 to convert the following data sets:

  • BBILIB for installation JCL

  • BBMLIB for messages

  • BBTLIB for tables

@@YZZ001 is a utility program that translates lowercase characters to uppercase. This utility uses ISPF Table Services to convert the BBTLIB members, executes the Terminal Monitor Program (TMP) in batch mode, and invokes ISPF.

To implement Katakana terminal support

  1. Convert the BBLIB, BBMLIB, and BBTLIB data sets to uppercase:
    1. Allocate new hlq.BBILIB, hlq.BBMLIB, and hlq.BBTLIB data sets to store converted installation JCL, message members, and table members.

      This step preserves the original distribution members so that non-Katakana terminals can use them.

      Note

      The allocated output data sets must have the same block sizes as the corresponding input data sets.

    2. In BBILIB member @@YZZ001, modify the following DD statements to specify input and output data set names for the BBILIB, BBMLIB, and BBTLIB data sets:

      DD name

      Description

      LCBBLIB

      Lowercase input data from BBILIB and BBMLIB

      UCBBLIB

      Uppercase translated BBILIB and BBMLIB output data

      LCBBTLIB

      Lowercase input tables from BBTLIB

      UCBBTLIB

      Uppercase translated BBTLIB output tables

    3. Compress the data sets and submit the utility program for processing.

      Note

      If the UCBBLIB and UCBBTLIB DD statements point to the same data sets as the LCBBLIB and LCBBTLIB DD statements, respectively, the original members are overwritten.

      Members from the input data sets are translated to uppercase and written to the output data sets. The utility program performs the translations in two stages. At the completion of each stage, the following WTO message is issued:

      Conversion successfully completed.

    4. Check the job output for condition code 0, which indicates successful job completion.
  2. Specify CAPS=Y for the EXEC statement PARM parameter in the CAS started task procedure.

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