Step 2. Create a Host

When you press the Add Host button, the Host Configuration Details dialog box is displayed.

The Host Configuration Details dialog box allows you to define a host system to the LANSA Client environment as well as options relating to the use of that host system.

1.  Choose these options for these exercises:


Setting for these exercises

Host Name

Enter the name of the host on which the Tutorial Partition has been created.

Host Description

Enter LANSA Client Tutorial (DEM) or similar name. This is the name that will appear in the Host Selection list.

Host Partition

Enter DEM or other, as applicable.

Host Language

If you are using the default language, English (ENG), for the DEM partition, you could leave the Host Language blank.

User and Password

Enter your User ID and Password. If you leave these blank, LANSA Client will use the User ID and Password used by your communications software unless you are using a TCP/IP connection. For TCP/IP, this User ID and Password will be used.

Maximum Records

Leave at 0 for this tutorial. This means that no limit will be placed on the records retrieved from the host.

Advanced Options:

Allow Inserts/Updates

Select this option as editing data is included in these exercises.

Allow Deletes

Select this option.

Display Object Names

Select this option. Object name display can also be turned on or off by the user when creating an inquiry.

Display Logical Files

Select this option.

For information about the Advanced Options, refer to the Administrator Tasks in the LANSA Client Administrator Guide.

2.  Press the OK button when you are satisfied with your entries.

     You are returned to the Administrator dialog box as shown in Step 1. Configure LANSA Client. The Tutorial partition that you have just defined will now be included in the Configured Hosts list that will look like this:

3.  When you have completed the setting the Tutorial environment, press the Save button. The options you have defined are written to the LANSA Client configuration file, LC32.LCX.

4.  Press the Exit button to exit from the Administrator.