I've been tasked with converting 5250 COBOL application using the Web Facing tool. I've been able to make style changes, but none of the Web Settings that I apply seem to take effect after a reconvert the DDS members. I've verified that the DDS source is being modified.
Any help would be appreciated.
Another question is how to create a drop down menu instead of using the menu subfile. I'm guessing that to do this I would make a field a hyperlink and then specify a user script to be executed when the link is clicked (all of this through Web Settings which don't seem to work).
Any help would be much appreciated.
Re: Web settings2010-01-22T17:36:44ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.I just wanted to add something to my original question.
The project manager in charge of the project has a hunch that the display programs are sending the display format information as well as the data, and overwriting any changes I am making with the WebFacing tool.
Is this possible given how the WebFacing server/tool works?
Re: Web settings2010-01-22T19:54:40ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Something else that I have found out which seems quite significant is that the RecordJSPs are being changed. For instance, when I add a 'text constant' feild into one of the source members, there is a new element in the RecordJSP, which corresponds to the 'text constant' feild I added.
Even stranger, when I remove the entire <body> section of the RecordJSp, and restart the application, the page still displays!!
Am I missing something here? Doesn't PageBuilder.jsp call the RecordJSPs.
Re: Web settings2010-01-22T23:15:36ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.I have now determined that I can run the web application without converting the DDS source into RecordJSPs. I create the project but don't convert the DDS members, and i can still launch the application and use it just the same as I would if were running from an as400 emulator.
This flies in the face of everything I've read about each record in each source member being converted into 2 JSPs, and those JSPs being used to extract the data from the WebFacing server and then populate the application area of the Web page.
Anyone with any idea?