5.13.3 Creating Application Templates

When option '1=Create' is chosen from the 'Maintain Application Templates' menu a screen similar to the following example is used to enter details of the new template:


 DC@P750102             Create Application Template                    


 Type new Application Template details and press Enter.                


   Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAMPLE                         

   Short description  . . . . . . . . . Sample Template                

   Extended description . . . . . . . . This is a sample template only  

                                        And is used to demonstrate how  

                                        A new template is defined       

   Display sequence . . . . . . . . . .   500.00                       

   Initial public access  . . . . . . . NORMAL     NORMAL, ALL, NONE   

   Copy from application template . . .                               




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



The following input options apply when creating an application template from the 'Create Application Template' screen:


Mandatory. The unique identifier of this new application template. Note that application templates are shared across all partitions, they are not unique in each partition.

Short Description

Mandatory. A short description of the application template. This will appear on all lists of templates.

Extended Description

Optional. A more detailed description of the application template. Used for documentation purposes only.

Display Sequence

Mandatory, but always prefilled to <highest sequence number + 100>. This sequence number determines the sequence of templates displayed in any list.

Copy from Application Template

Optional. The name of an existing application template that this template is to be copied from. This includes all HELP panels for the template being copied.

When you have completed all the new application template details, you will be returned to the 'Maintain Application Templates' Menu. You should then complete the remaining parts of the definition i.e. application template commands and HELP panels - refer to the following sections for further details.