Introduction to the iSeries by gregoria

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									                                                 Introduction to the iSeries
                This document is an introduction to the iSeries and requires Host Explorer™ 9.0, a Telnet program
                for Microsoft® Windows® that allows you to connect to the iSeries platform and server. Host
                Explorer™ 9.0 can be downloaded from \\bear1\apps. If you do have an older version of Host
                Explorer, uninstall it before installing Host Explorer 9.0.

                Please note that Host Explorer will NOT work on Macs. If you have a Macintosh, please call the
                Help Desk at 836-5891 and a technician will come out to install your Phoenix connection to the
                iSeries.


Installing Host Explorer™ 9.0
                Follow the steps below if you are not currently using any version of Host Explorer™, you
                need to download Host Explorer™ 9.0 from \\bear1\apps, and install it on your computer:
                     1.   Click on your Start menu.

                     2.   Click Run. The Run dialog box opens.




                     3.   Type \\bear1\apps in the Open field in the Run dialog box.

                     4.   Click OK. The apps on bear1 window opens.

                     5.   Double-click the Host Explorer™ folder.

                     6.   Double-click the setup icon.
                          The Hummingbird® HostExplorer™ – Hummingbird® Setup Wizard dialog box opens,
                          displaying Welcome to the Hummingbird® Setup Wizard for Hummingbird®
                          HostExplorer™ 9.0.

                     7.   Click Next. The Hummingbird® HostExplorer™ – Hummingbird® Setup Wizard dialog
                          box opens, displaying the License Agreement.

                     8.   After reading the License Agreement, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement
                          and click Next. The Hummingbird® HostExplorer™ – Hummingbird® Setup Wizard
                          dialog box opens displaying Customer Information.

                     9.   Your username should be displayed, if not, type your user name or department in the
                          User Name field and type Missouri State in the Organization field.

                     10. Under the section install this application for: select the option Anyone who uses this
                         computer.




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                     11. Click Next. The Hummingbird® HostExplorer™ – Hummingbird® Setup Wizard dialog
                         box opens, displaying Destination Folder.

                     12. Click Next. The Hummingbird® HostExplorer™ – Hummingbird® Setup Wizard dialog
                         box opens, displaying Setup Type.

                     13. Select Typical and click Next. The Hummingbird® HostExplorer™ – Hummingbird®
                         Setup Wizard dialog box opens, displaying Ready to Install the Program.

                     14. Click Install. The Hummingbird® HostExplorer™ – Hummingbird® Setup Wizard dialog
                         box opens, displaying Installing Hummingbird® product.

                     15. The status of your installation process is displayed until the Hummingbird HostExplorer
                         – Hummingbird Setup Wizard dialog box opens, displaying Hummingbird Setup
                         Wizard Completed.

                     16. Click Finish. The Hummingbird® HostExplorer™ Installer Information dialog box
                         opens, displaying the message You must restart your system.

                     17. Click Yes to restart your computer at this time, allowing the changes to take effect or
                         click No to restart your computer at a later time.

                Once you have completed this installation process, two icons will appear on your desktop,
                Hummingbird® Connectivity V9.0 and Hummingbird® Neighborhood. Both shortcuts will
                help you quickly navigate to Host Explorer™ and other resources, such as creating new profiles to
                begin new sessions on the iSeries.

              Once you have completed this installation process, you will need to replace the Hummingbird®
              shortcut icons to your desktop. Follow the steps below:

                     1.   Double-click the Hummingbird® Neighborhood icon, located on your desktop. The
                          Hummingbird® Neighborhood window opens. Drag the Default 5250 icon from the
                          Hummingbird® Neighborhood to your desktop. This is your Phoenix connection to the
                          iSeries.




                          1.   After dragging the icon to your desktop, right-click the Default 5250 icon.
                          2.   Select Rename.
                               Type Phoenix and click OK.




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Getting Started and Signing On
                To sign on and begin a new session on the iSeries, follow the steps below:
                    1. Double-click the Phoenix icon on your desktop.
                         The iSeries Sign-On screen opens.




                     2.   Type your user account name and temporary password in the bottom, left-hand corner of
                          the Sign-On screen.

                Password
                Your assigned, temporary password will expire the first time you log on. (For confidentiality,
                your password is not displayed on the screen). Follow the steps below to change your password
                before beginning your first session on the iSeries:
                         1. After logging on the iSeries, the Sign-on Information screen opens, notifying you
                             that your password has expired.




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                         2.    Press Enter. The Change Password screen opens.




                         3.    Type your current password and press Tab.
                         4.    Type your new password and press Tab.
                         5.    Type your new password again for verification and press Enter.
                               Your password has been changed.

                Hereafter, your password will expire after 120 days. In addition, you have the option of changing
                your password at anytime. Follow the guidelines below to create a new password:
                    • must be between 8 and 128 characters long
                    • may not have consecutively repeated characters
                    • must be different than the previous 6 passwords
                    • are case sensitive
                    • must start with an alphabetic character and have 1 numeric character
                    • can contain special characters




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                Changing Your Password
                If for any reason you want to change your current password follow the steps below:
                          1. From the main menu type option 30 to select the User Tasks Menu and press Enter.
                              The User Tasks menu opens.




                         2.    Type option 1 to select Change Password and press Enter.
                               The Change Password screen opens.




                         3.    Type your current password and press Tab.
                               Type your new password and press Tab.
                               Type your new password for verification and press Enter.
                               Your password has been changed.

Menu Systems
                The selections on the menu systems in the iSeries will vary depending on your type of access,
                however, menu items for all users include: 1. KIKS 400, 10. Display messages, 11. Spooled Files,
                30. User Tasks menu and 90. Logoff. KIKS 400 can be used to access STDT, and JOBS etc.
                Display Messages menu allows you to view all the queries you have run with the Missouri State



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                      Query menu. The spooled files menu will allow you to print any queries (also called reports) and
                      the User Tasks Menu will allow you to change your password as previously described.




KIKS 400
                      KIKS 400 is an emulation software program that acts as an interpreter for the current CICS
                      applications to work with the iSeries platform. 1. Administrative Business Systems is used to
                      access STDT, UBUY, and JOBS. To access these types of applications follow the steps below:
                               1. From the main menu type option 1 to select the Administrative Business Systems
                                    menu and press Enter. A blank screen appears.
                               2. Type the application you want to access, such as JOBS and press Enter.


Type the application
you want to access here




                                   The Online JOB Request menu opens. From this menu, enter on the option line at the
                                   bottom of the screen the number that corresponds to the menu item you wish to
                                   access.




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                         3.    If the program you are wanting to access malfunctions, then the Display Program
                               Messages window opens displaying JOB malfunction.

                         4.    Press the F12 key twice. The letter C will appear which indicates cancel.




                You are immediately taken back to the main menu. Try again by repeating the steps prior to
                receiving the program message. If it happens again, please call your support contact.




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                 Note: KIKS 400 saves data that has been successfully entered during a “unit of work”; i.e. from
                beginning of entering data to pressing the Enter key. If a program malfunctions, work between the
                malfunction and the most recent successful Enter is lost. See the diagram below for a visual
                representation.


                                           Unit of work                      Unit of work


                                            Data Saved                          Data Lost
                                   Enter                        Enter                             Malfunction
Messages
                There is a message waiting indicator (MW) located at the bottom of your iSeries session screen. If
                this indicator appears, then you have message(s) waiting. This indicator will disappear when
                messages have been displayed.




                                                                                             Message Waiting (MW)
                                                                                             Indicator


                Display Messages
                Follow the steps below to display messages you have received:
                        1. Type option 10 to select Display messages and press Enter
                             The Work with Messages screen opens.




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                The Work with Messages screen displays two categories of messages: those that need a reply and
                those that do not. Messages not needing a reply will simply inform you that your JOB has been
                completed. If you ever receive a message under Messages needing a reply, it is because our JOB
                did not run successfully and you need to call Operations at 64391with the error message to
                resolve the issue.

                Delete Messages
                In the Work with Messages screen press Tab to navigate to the message you want to delete.
                         1. Type option 4 and press Enter.
                             The Confirm Remove of Messages screen opens.
                         2. Press Enter to confirm the deletion.
                             The message is deleted and you are returned to the Work with Messages screen.
                Note: Press F12 to return to the Phoenix main menu.

                To delete all messages at once, that do not require a reply, press F16 (Shift + F4). Again, there
                will be a confirmation screen to ensure the deletion process. To remove messages not needing a
                reply type Y and press Enter.
                Note: Press F12 or type N to cancel the deletion.




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Run a Query
                Within the Query Menu, you will be able to run pre-written queries.
                To Run an existing Report:
                         1. From the Phoenix main menu, choose option 20, Query Menu. The Query Menu
                            screen opens. There will be several options you can choose from, to run an existing
                            or Provided report, press 1 and hit Enter.




                         2.    The Reports menu appears. Select the report by typing a 1 in the Opt column to the
                               left of the report and press Enter. To display the report first and make sure it’s the
                               report you want, type a 5 in the Opt column and press Enter.

                               Note: If the report is further down in the list, use the Page Up and Page Down keys
                               on the keyboard to get to the report. You can also reach a report in the list by
                               entering the name of the report in the Position to line. You may enter the entire name
                               of the report or just the first few letters.




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                         3.    The selected report appears. Select the parameters in the spaces provided, then press
                               Enter. To run a report without parameters, simply press Enter.




                         4.    You will return to the Report Menu and at the bottom of the screen, a notice will tell
                               you that the report you selected was submitted.
                         5.    Press F12 to return to the main screen.


Printing Spooled Files
                To display spooled files follow the steps below:
                         1. Choose option 11, Work with spooled files, from the main menu.
                             The Work with All Spooled Files screen opens.




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                Note: Newest additions will be displayed at the bottom of the list in the Spooled File Menu. Press
                F11 to display the date and time that a query has been ran. This will help you find the query you
                are looking for.

                To print spooled files follow the steps below:
                         1. Choose option 11, Work with spooled files, from the main menu.
                             The Work with All Spooled Files screen opens.




                         2.    Type option 2 beside the file you want to print and press Enter.
                               The Print to a Network Printer screen opens.




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                         3.    Type the name of your network printer in the in the line provided and press Enter.
                         4.    The Query disappears from the spooled file menu once printed. (Press F5 to refresh
                               your screen and view this change).

                To print using a local printer, follow the steps below:
                         1. You must have Remote Print Manager (RPM) installed on your machine to be able
                             to print locally. Open RPM and let it run in the background.
                             Note: If you do not have RPM installed, please refer to the document Remote Print
                             Manager (DOC046) available at:
                             http://computerservices.missouristate.edu/Training/documentation/doc/doc046/
                             default.htm
                         2. Choose option 11, Work with spooled files, from the main menu.
                             The Work with All Spooled Files screen opens.




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                         3.    Type option 22 beside the file you want to print and press Enter. The Print to a
                               Local Printer screen opens.




                         4.    At this screen, tab down to the Print queue name line and type PORT if you want to
                               print your document in portrait orientation or type LAND if you want your document
                               to print in landscape orientation.
                         5.    Press Enter.


                To email spooled files follow the steps below:
                        1. Choose option 11, Work All spooled files, from the main menu. The Work All
                            Spooled Files screen opens.




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                         2.    Type option 1 beside the file you want to email and press Enter.
                               The Convert and Email Spooled File screen opens.




                         3.    Type in your full email address in the Recipient line.

                         4.    Tab down to the File Type line. To select the file type you want the query to send as
                               by clicking the F4 key.
                               The Specify Value for Parameter screen opens with a list of file type options to
                               choose from.




                         5.    Choose a different file type by typing over the existing one, then press Enter. Make
                               sure to leave the asterisk as you type in your chosen file type. You are returned to the
                               Convert and Email Spooled File screen.




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                         6.    Press Enter to email the file. You are now returned to the Work All spooled files and
                               the email has been sent.




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                                                                                           Appendix
Custom Settings for Host Explorer 9.0
                During the installation process, changes have been made automatically to the 5250 session profile
                settings and certain key functions. The following changes provide the best configuration to
                interact with the Phoenix interface:


                5250 Session Profile Changes
                Select Options and then Edit Session Profile to make the following changes:
                -    Connection | Other
                          o Upon disconnect from host – change to Close Session Window
                -    Keyboard | General
                          o Ignore Numlock state – should not be checked
                -    Edit | Copy, Cut and Paste
                          o Replace field attr with – change to None
                          o Tab to next field using – change to None
                -    Session Window | General
                          o Session long name – change to your identifier (User ID, name, initials, etc.)
                -    Session Window | Window Sizing
                          o When switching modes – Keep modes independent


                     5250 Keyboard Mapping
                     Select Options and then Keyboard Mapping to make the following changes:
                     - Esc: Clear
                     - Pause/Break: Reset
                     - Keypad Enter: Enter




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