TL01 - On-line Programming with CA-TELON - 3 or 4 Days

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Course Description

The course is aimed at developers' not familiar with CA-TELON on-line program development. This course covers all aspects of On-Line Programming with CA-TELON. The course teaches the design, writing and testing of COBOL or PL/1 CA-TELON programs. Many exercises are performed by the developer, tailored to the client's CA-TELON operating environment, to ensure that the statements taught are fully understood and practical experience is gained.

As part of this course, INTERTEST or XPEDITER is also taught if applicable to the installation.

This course can be run in 3 Days if Prototyping is not required.


Pre-requisites

This course is suitable for analysts and programmers with COBOL or PL/1 knowledge, together with some basic understanding of CICS or IMS. If possible, we recommend that CA-TELON Batch training, TL03, is completed first, as well as training in DB2 or DL/1, if applicable.


Objectives

Whilst covering the basics of On-Line CA-TELON programming and how it is used, this course also aims to give an insight into structuring CA-TELON programs, data access and the data group, validation, screen definitions, CA-TELON list programs and custom code.

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Develop structured CA-TELON On-Line Programs
  • Develop screen based programs using the PI, PD and SD
  • Understand and use the CA-TELON Prototyping Facility
  • Understand and use the different validation methods within CA-TELON - field level validation, cross-field edits and segment edits
  • Understand and use the Data Group
  • Understand and use AUTOEXECs and USEREXECs
  • Customise the generated data access
  • Understand and develop SEGLOOP programs
  • Understand and use the various custom code points within a CA-TELON program
  • Understand and manipulate CA-TELON generated variables

Environment

Development will be performed using:

  • IBM Mainframe
  • CA-TELON
  • COBOL or PL/1
  • CICS or IMS
  • DB2, DL/1 or VSAM

Customisation

For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

On-site course enquiry (from £165 pp per day)

Course Details

INTRODUCTION TO CA-TELON
Introduction and Background Information to CA-TELON
Why use CA-TELON ?
CA-TELON Components
CA-TELON Methodology
The CA-TELON Design Facility - TDF
The Steps Required to Build an Application
CA-TELON Program Structure

THE PANEL IMAGE - PI
Panel Image Creation
Field Types
Literal Fields
Input Fields
Output Fields
Input / Output Fields
Select Fields
Literal Break Characters

THE PANEL DEFINITION - PD
Panel Definition Creation
CA-TELON Field Name
DBNAMEs and Text
FLDTYPEs
REQ Parameter
Additional Parameters
PIC
DBNAME
INIT
MAPOUT
ATTRPRO
ATTRINT
CA-TELON Special Edits
CONVERT
RANGE
VALUES
FORMAT
Additional Parameters Applicable to SELECT Fields

PROTOTYPING
The Benefits of Prototyping
Prototyping Command Field
Screen Flow Control
Prototyping Commands
TDF Commands

SCREEN DEFINITION - SD
Screen Definition Creation
Screen Definition Parameters

CONSISTENCY EDITS
Cross Field Edits - XFEDIT
Defining XFEDITs
XFEDIT Parameters
Segment Edits - SEGEDIT
Defining SEGEDITs
SEGEDIT Parameters
Source - SRC
Defining SRC
SRC Parameters

CUSTOM CODE
Custom Code Members
CA-TELON Edit Facility
Multiple Member Editor
COPY Statements
Removing Copy Statements
Custom Code Points
Custom Code Usage
Custom Code Examples

CA-TELON GENERATED VARIABLES
CONTROL-INDICATOR
NEXT-PROGRAM-NAME-ID
PFKEY-INDICATOR
Attribute Setting

DATA ACCESS
Accessing Files with CA-TELON
Using the DGADD Command
Data Request Types
Generated Logic
Data Request - AUTOEXECs
Data Request - USEREXECs
USEREXEC Paragraphs
Checking the Return Code
Customising the Data Access

LIST SCREENS - SEGLOOP Programs
CA-TELON SEGLOOP Processing
Types of SEGLOOP
Characteristics of a SEGLOOP
SEGLOOP Restrictions
Creating a SEGLOOP
SEGLOOP Parameters
Required Screen Fields for Paging
Automatic Line Numbering
Select Fields - SELKEY Parameter
Transfer Work Area Fields
SEGLOOP Data Access

UTILITY FUNCTIONS
Utility Examples

PROGRAM TESTING

INTERTEST, XPEDITER or CA-TELON Test Facility


Course Format

Practical sessions make up a large part of the course, allowing delegates to demonstrate and reinforce the lectures given. During these sessions the delegate will gain experience of writing and testing different types of CA-TELON On-Line programs using the various program structures available.

Examples are used extensively, ranging from simple code snippets to full applications with complete 'real world' functionality. These are supplied at the start of the course and it is encouraged that the delegates execute and 'experiment' with these under the instructor's guidance as they are introduced.

These examples are available to take away, along with the delegate's own work.

The comprehensive Student Guide supplied is fully indexed serving as a useful reference tool long after the course has finished. Delegates will also be able to access a free help-line with technical questions relating to topics covered on the course.


Availability

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