Creating a new screen combination

To create a new screen combination, follow these steps:
  1. Select your project in the ZIETrans Projects view and expand its resources.
  2. To base the screen combination on an active host terminal, bring up the host terminal, navigate to the screen you want to use, and click the Create ZIETrans Screen Combination icon on the host terminal tool bar. To base it on a screen capture, right-click that screen capture in the tree and select New ZIETrans > Screen Combination. The screen combination is based on the selected host terminal screen or screen capture, and the name of the screen combination defaults to one built from text found on the host terminal screen or from the name of the screen capture. Either of these methods starts the Create a Screen Combination wizard.
  3. On the Screen Combination page:
    • Accept the selected project.
    • Accept the default name, or enter a new name for this screen combination. Optionally, enter a description.
    • Click Next.
  4. On the Begin Screen Recognition Criteria page:
    • If you invoked this wizard from the host terminal or from a screen capture, the screen that is displayed defaults to that screen. You can change to a different screen capture if you want to by selecting it from the drop-down list. The Use the host terminal screen option is available only if a host terminal session is active.
    • Using your mouse, select an area of the screen to use for the screen recognition criteria. Or, click the Show Advanced button to use more options to specify which criteria to use to match host screens. You can use several criteria to match a screen specifically, or fewer criteria to match a broader range of screens. Refer to ZIETrans User's and Administrator's Guide for more information about screen recognition criteria.
    • Click Next.
  5. On the Screen Region page:
    • Using your mouse, select the area of the host containing the data you want to combine from this and subsequent screens.
    • Click Next.
  6. On the Rendering Options page:
    • Select the component to use to recognize the data you are combining.
    • Select the widget to use to render the component.
    • Click Next.
  7. On the Screen Navigation page:
    • Set the commands necessary to navigate from the beginning screen, through intermediate screens, to the end screen of the screen combination.
    • Click Next.
  8. On the End Screen Recognition Criteria page:
    • Set the criteria for recognizing the end screen of the screen combination. Ending criteria can be based on iteration count, screen descriptor, or whichever occurs first.
    • If using a screen descriptor, use the Select a screen source section and the Screen drop-down to display the end screen and set the recognition criteria.
    • Click Next.
  9. On the Action page:
    • Specify the transformation and pattern to use to display the results of the screen combination. By default a new transformation, based on the same screen, is created with the same name as the screen combination. You can change the name of the new transformation or specify that an existing transformation be used. For more information about transformation patterns, see the ZIETrans User's and Administrator's Guide
    • Click Finish.
You do not have to define your screen combination completely when you define it. You can edit it later and modify its screen recognition criteria and actions.