Screen Simulation

Use

If a transaction has been recorded using TCD (Record), you can display the screens of the transaction in the screen simulation. You can use the screen simulation to edit and parameterize fields. If you do this, the appropriate entries are made automatically in the parameter list and the structure editor.

The screen simulation is not suitable for parameterizing some screens. If you run into problems using the screen simulation, use the field list in the command interface instead.

Assigning Values to Fields

If a field was set in the Menu Painter to be ready for input, it is also ready for input in the screen simulation. This is the case even if the transaction dynamically set the field otherwise.

To ensure that only values are entered in these fields, you should put values in all relevant fields when recording a transaction.

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       1.      Enter values in the required fields.

Space characters (to delete field default values) can be passed by entering two apostrophes ( ' ' ).

       2.      Choose .

Inserting Import Parameters

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       1.      If the field has a value assigned already, clear the field.

       2.      Select the field and choose .

A dialog box appears.

       3.      In the Param. Name field, enter a name for the parameter. If this parameter does not exist, it is automatically created.

       4.      In the Field contents field, enter a default value.

       5.      Choose .

       6.      Choose .

Inserting Export Parameters

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       1.      If the field has a value assigned already, clear the field.

       2.      Select the field and choose .

A dialog box appears.

       3.      In the Param. Name field, enter a name for the parameter. If this parameter does not exist, it is automatically created.

       4.      Choose .

       5.      Choose .

The parameter is filled at the end of the transaction. You cannot use it in the same transaction as an import value for a subsequent screen.

Define Field Check

You can check whether the runtime value of a field is the expected value. The check value can be a constant or a parameter.

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       1.      If the field has a value assigned already, clear the field.

       2.      Select the field and choose .

       3.      A dialog box appears.

       4.      Define the check by one of the following:

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                            a.      In the Param. Name field, enter a name for the parameter. If this parameter does not exist, it is automatically created as an import parameter.

                            b.      In the Field contents field, enter a default value.

       5.      Choose .

       6.      Choose .