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User Input

User Input

User Input


I have managed to do some progress at path of learning.

But i am stuck once more.

I have a report with lists of countries.

I have done a working script/run with search to the report so it shows only the country
that i define in the run.

but i want the user to define the country that should be
searched. how can i get user input to my run?

I have tried @brk & @brk out INPUT$ as stated in
my manual, but i am not quite there.

Please old MAPPER pros i seek for your wisdom.

RE: User Input

I managed to get direct input with just
@chk INPUT$ <something>s10 .

But you do need to know to put the input
after the run command.

It would be more useful to ask the input
from the user.

"progress is progress. no matter how slow"

RE: User Input

OMG!! You are using BRK / BRK OUT statments to display screens and accept inputs?  Wow, that's an archaic coding technique.

What version of BIS (MAPPER) are you running?  Are you familiar with the MQS+ tool (hopefully that's delivered with your copy).

RE: User Input

Runnong BIS 10.1 and MQS+ installed.

I know one can do this easier using these tools,
but i still want to first learn it the old way.


RE: User Input

You can enter input when the run is started

myrun input1,input2,input3

At the start of the run use

@chg input$ <input1>s20,<input2>s20,<input3>s20 .

Another way is to build a screen and have the user enter information. @out can be used but it is rather archaic, and is usually black-and-white.

@sc is what I use, and is somewhat easier to use (with practice).

In either case, after outputting the screen, use @chg input$ as above, but make each variable the same size as each field, in order top to bottom.

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