CICS Screen Conventions

This section describes the conventions for the CICS® Interface. The screens are based on the standard IBM® 3270 Model 2 display. Use a terminal or terminal emulator that can handle the 3270 Model 2 mode.

The CICS Interface has the following screen conventions to help you input data and navigate within the system:

  • All variable data is highlighted.
  • Variable fields contain underscore characters to indicate the size of each field.
  • Required fields are highlighted and optional fields are displayed at normal intensity.
  • Each screen in the User System contains information fields of various widths and attributes for user data and for system-displayed data.