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5.13.2 Work with Application Template Definitions

When the option to 'Work with Application Template definitions' is selected from the Housekeeping Menu the first screen presented looks something like this:

 

  DC@P750101             Maintain Application Templates               

 

 Position to: ______                                                  

 

  Type options (and Application Template) and press Enter .....       

 

1=Create 2=Review/Change definition 4=Delete 5=Review/Change commands

 8=Review/Change Help panels 17=Last Action Details 33=Propagate     

 

 Option  Template   Application Template Description                  

    __   _______                                                      

    __   BASEPGM    Basic Program Layout                              

    __   BBIFE      Construct an IF / ELSE / ENDIF program block      

    __   BBDOW      Construct a DOWHILE program block                 

 

 

 

  Fnn=Help  Fnn=Exit  Fnn=Cancel  Fnn=Messages  Fnn=ChgSeq          

 

 

Note that normal LANSA object security exists over application templates. This screen will only show those templates you are authorized to use. Security will also determine the options you are allowed to take for each application template.

Working from the 'Maintain Application Templates' screen,  enter one of the following options beside a list entry:

1=Create: indicates that you wish to create a new application template. This action is only valid on the first input line displayed.

The application template name specified must be a valid IBM i object name as per the rules described in Valid Names on the IBM i in Common Input Options.

When option 1 for create is used, and if the new application template name is valid, a further screen will be displayed requesting that you enter further details. This screen is described in more detail later.

2=Review/Change definition: indicates that the definition of an application template is to be reviewed and possibly altered (if authorized to do so). This option is not valid on the first input line displayed.

When option 2 for review/change is used, a screen showing the detailed definition of the template will be displayed. This screen is described in more detail later.

4=Delete: deletes an existing application template (if authorized to do so). This option is not valid on the first input line displayed.

A confirmation of delete screen will be displayed, if you are authorized to delete the application template. Then the Maintain Application Templates screen will be re-displayed with the deleted application template omitted.

 

 DC@P750108            Delete Application Template                    

                                                                       

 Template name . . . . . . : XXXXXXXXXX                              

 Description . . . . . . . : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

                                                                       

                                                                       

       Confirm this template is to be deleted                          

                                                                       

                                                                       

       Delete this template . . . . . . . ___   YES, NO                

                                                                       

                                                                       

 WARNING: Deletion of this template will remove it from ALL partitions.

                                                                       

 Fnn=Help  Fnn=Exit  Fnn=Cancel  Fnn=Messages                          

                                                                       

 

 

5=Review/Change commands: indicates that the template and RDML commands of an application template are to be reviewed and possibly altered (if authorized to do so). This option is not valid on the first input line displayed.

When option 5 for review/change is used, the next screen will be displayed to review and/or change the template commands. This screen is described in more detail later.

8=Review/Change Help panels: indicates that the HELP panels associated with an application template are to be reviewed and possibly altered (if authorized to do so). This option is not valid on the first input line displayed.

When option 8 for review/change is used, the next screen will be displayed to review and/or change the Help panels. This screen is described in more detail later.

17=Last Action Details: indicates that you wish to review the last action details recorded for the application template.

Enter this option against any existing template shown on the display. A screen will be displayed showing the last action details. This screen is described in Online Access to Last Action Details.

33=Propagate: propogates the selected templates. For more information, refer to Propagating Objects from the IBM i

The ChqSeq (Change Sequence) function key will toggle the list display between display sequence and Template Name sequence. When the list is in template name sequence, a Position to facility is enabled.