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IBM Host On-Demand Macro Scripting Language


A Host On-Demand macro is a XML script that allows a Host On-Demand client to interact automatically with a host application running on a terminal emulator session (a 3270 Display session, a 5250 Display session, a VT Display session, or a CICS Gateway session).

The below steps should help you set up a test environment for validating your macro scripts.

  1. Install Firefox 30.

  2. Download the latest supported version of Java.

  3. Open Firefox and Go to ‘www.bu.edu/uis_web3270’

  4. The program will then begin to download and a series of dialog boxes will appear.

  5. If you did not allow pop-ups from the BU site , you will need to temporarily unblock pop-ups.

  6. Once the program has finished downloading, the HOD main screen will appear.

  7. At this point, you can choose a 3270 session or an FTP session. There are two 3270 sessions defined. UISA 3270-2 is an 80-column screen (Mod-2). UISA 3270-5 is a 132-column screen (Mod-5).

  8. Double-click the UISA 3270-2 icon.

  9. This should start your environment where you can write and test your macro scripts.

Reference: https://www.bu.edu/tech/services/cccs/desktop/software/mainframe/host-on-demand-hod/hod/

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