implements a light weight database on a network server, used to
configure and maintain all user details and permissions, within
a department style grouping. At run time when an emulator
starts up it requests pertinent information from the server and
an ASP page checks the user name/password and delivers the required
information as a dynamically constructed profile. The
emulator informs the server of important events such startup, connect
and disconnect. These notification events are used to update
statistics in the administration database, which are immediately
available for display.
The concept of
a “roaming user” is supported in ClearConnect (and internally in
QTerm), by specifying that the configuration settings are to be
downloaded when the program is started and to be uploaded back to
the server when the program is terminated, thereby preserving the
settings for a user who uses different PCs.
This is a pane
that can be floated or docked on any side of the main window. The
screen history bar displays thumb nails pictures of previous terminal
screens. You configure how many history screens can be displayed
by setting a number in the history box in the terminal configuration.
The screen history is useful to see the content of previous transactions.
If you click on a history screen in the bar the contents are transferred
to the current terminal screen, which can be useful for picking
up previously typed data.
The windows menu
includes 3 entries: Snap Window, Snap All and Auto Tiling.
You can position terminal windows and have them snap to their neighbors
or set auto tiling mode to re-snap windows when resized to their
neighbors or set auto tiling mode to re-snap windows when resized.
be docked on any side of the main window (or floated).
The FTP dialog
allows you to choose the (send/receive) direction dynamically and
uses the most recent host address if not currently connected.
Starting the FTP
file transfer does not clear the terminal screen
XFER command supports
an option (d) to not display the file transfer
Can call a script
on a remote server with a UNC name
Can use numeric
and string globals in conditionals
The terminal option
“Repeated function keys allowed” also applies to the MsgWait key
option; "don't display xfer bar"
shows most recent host with “disconnected” status
button on Settings dialog triggers an update to screens
and MacroPads supports transparency
alerts if there is a problem with the file
If a SingleSignOn
session fails after receiving the FA$SEC indication from the host,
the session is disconnected
settings file is validated for correctness at startup
and settings file open problems are also reported to the Windows
Can use a secure
URL (HTTPS) for downloading the server files, hosts and terms files
QTerm automation supports event firing as for the ActiveUTS/T27
QTerm OnQuit Event
QTerm fires an OnQuit event when it is about to be closed down.
The Web-UTS/T27 controls support the automation properties and
methods as for the QTerm products.
MacroPads are resizable, floating windows with a button per
macro. They are automatically available for display for
each macro set.
You can specify to capture to file, or to viewer or both.
You can set the capture mode to be Screen to Cursor, Full Screen
or Scrolled. Also you can view the capture file without closing
Popup Terminals List
You can display a popup list of terminals for fast screen switching.
You can display any hex character on the screen from a macro
by using the Display,m "abc<xx>def" format.
You can specify the local port mode and the base port number.
You can resize this dialog to display more host entries and
the host list may be sorted (default) or unsorted, by setting
a preferences option.
Email log files
You can specify whether to email log files to a support center
ClearConnect is installed on a Windows IIS server and implements
a connection web for the QTerm database. It provides an
automatic update facility for QTerm desktop users and a central
repository for all your web users (ActiveX or Java).
is a complementary web that provides database management, status
and event reporting.
QTerm supports the single signon facility on the ClearPath host
by interfacing to the authentication manager. This means
that your users are authenticated by the NTLM or Kerberos protocols
instead of entering a userid/password.
The web terminal emulators (Web-UTS and Web-T27) support up
to 32 screens per browser instance.
A new preferences option allows you to specify that host lists
are not to be sorted. This allows the hosts sequence prepared
in a hosts file to be preserved when displayed.
The visual history is an extension of our Capture
faculty which captures screen text to a file. This extension
supports a screen splitter window and you can scroll back through
your history in the upper pane whilst keeping your current screen
in the lower pane. Turn this on by selecting File/Capture
On and turn off by reselecting or by double clicking
the splitter bar. It includes a couple of useful options
that also apply to the capture file (if opened), and they are:
- the ability to strip blanks lines
- include page breaks with the date
The macro recorder allows you to record keystrokes,
mouse clicks and commands from the menu, toolbar or popups.
You start recording a macro by selecting either the
Record New Macro or Create Macro entry
in the Tools menu. They are different only in the prompts:
- Record New Macro
starts recording immediately without any dialog prompt
until you select the menu item again to stop recording.
Then it prompts you for a shortcut key. That's it.
- Create Macro
displays a dialog box that lets
you type in a macro directly and/or click to add commands
from a list box. Or you can go to the screen and the dialog
box will continue to show your macro content being created as
you type on the screen. You can switch back and forth
and intersperse with menu commands or toolbar clicks.
There is also a test button so you can try out your new macro
as you build it.
One click on the terminals/colors properties
dialog gives your host screens a 3D look by setting the colors to a
consistent set and enabling the drawing of borders around unprotected
fields.. Or you can customize the component colors to give
your screens a a 3D effect with a very individual look.
The ActiveUTS and ActiveT27 controls support
methods that allow your container program to load and save properties
for each instance that you create. The screen popup menu has also
been enhanced to allow the user to Load, Save and View the properties.
Remember that you can override the right mouse click event to
disallow the display of the context menu, if you prefer.
All the current key mappings are displayed
in one list box, which may be sorted either by command name or key combination.
This presentation style is more intuitive for most users.
QTerm supports selection of one of several
keymap styles. Users can create a new keymap style (MyKeys) from the
current key settings. The user can then reset the keyboard back to the
required key mapping after experimenting with changes.
Several color themes are provided. Each
theme sets up the colors for the different field types according to
an easily selected theme name. A user can also create a new color
theme (MyColors) from the current key settings. The user
can then reset the colors back to those set by the network supervisor
after experimenting with changes.
The “Send Mail” menu item invokes the
creation of an e-mail containing all the screen text or, if an area
of the screen has been drag selected, just the selected text. This enables
the user to speed the authoring of e-mails containing text retrieved
from the mainframe.
Session Open/Close Scripts
You can specify a script to be run when
a host session is opened and/or closed. The script is defined per host
such that host specific actions can be taken when any terminal either
opens or closes a session to that host.
A configuration option is provided whereby
a script may be specified to be run when QTerm exits.
The well known FTP file transfer protocol
has been added to the supported file transfer methods.
The script QUIT command terminates the
execution of the container browser program when part of a macro or script
run by the web products.
Read Only Configuration
The settings dialog adds "read only"
to the caption if the configuration file is marked as read-only.
Selective Terminal Delete
Can use delete key to delete a specific
terminal in the terminal settings.
The toolbars use the coolbar (or rebar)
objects, which allow resizing of multiple toolbars on the same row,
and multiple rows, like Internet Explorer.
A toolbar that displays a button for each
configured macro set. Click on a button to display a popup menu
of all macro names in the macro set.