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Using Connect command

  • Updated: 5/05/2020
    • 11.3.x
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    • Enterprise

Using Connect command

Use the Connect command to establish a connection with a host machine on which you want to automate a task.

This command enables you to specify the details of the host machine and associate it with a session name. The system uses the session name in other commands so that you do not have to provide details of the host machine in those commands again.
Important: If you use any other command from this package before establishing the connection, the system encounters an error.

Procedure

  1. Expand the Terminal Emulator node in the Commands tab.
  2. Double-click or drag the Connect operations.
    The Terminal Emulator dialog box appears.
  3. Select an option from the Terminal Type list to specify the terminal you want to connect to.

    The options available in the Terminal Model, Encoding, and Code Page varies based on the type of terminal you select. The following table provides information about the options available for various terminal types:

    Table 1. Configuration for various terminal types
    Terminal Type Terminal Model Encoding Code Page
    ANSI NA NA NA
    VT Series For legacy technology, only VT100 is available.

    If you select the Advanced Technology check box, Default, VT100, and VT200 are available.

    Attention: Version 11.3.3For a bot created in a previous version, the Terminal Model is set to Default to maintain compatibility of the bot that used the VT100 terminal with Advanced Technology.
    ANSI, DBCS, and UTF8 options are available.
    Note: Version 11.3.3These options are available if you have selected Advanced Technology check box.
    Provides a list to specify the encoding you want to use for the terminal.
    Note: Version 11.3.3This list is available if DBCS is selected from the Encoding list. Apart from English, Japanese language support is also available.
    TN3270 For legacy technology, select None or any of the IBM3270 series terminal model.

    If you select the Advanced Technology check box, select Default or any of the IBM3270 series terminal model.

    NA Provides a list to specify the encoding you want to use for the terminal.
    TN5250 For legacy technology, select None or any of the IBM series terminal model.

    If you select the Advanced Technology check box, select Default or any of the IBM series terminal model.

    NA Provides a list to specify the encoding you want to use for the terminal.
  4. Select the Advanced Technology check box if you want to use enhanced security when automating a mainframe feature.
    Note: Version 11.3.2The Advanced Technology option is also available for the ANSI and VT Series terminals.
  5. Select the Show Terminal Window check box to show the terminal window.
  6. Select the TN3270E Support check box if you want to specify the connection method for the TN3270 terminal type.
    Note: This option is available only if you have selected TN3270 from the Terminal Type list.
    1. Select an option from the Security list to specify the security you want to use:
      • None
      • SSL
      • TLS
    2. Select an option from the Connection Method section:
      • Generic: Enables you to specify the Device Name.
      • Specific: Enables you to specify the Device Name and Resource(LU)Name.
  7. Select the TN5250E Support check box if you want to specify the connection method for the TN5250 terminal type.
    Note: This option is available only if you have selected TN5250 from the Terminal Type list.
    1. Select an option from the Security list to specify the security you want to use:
      • None
      • SSL
      • TLS
    2. Enter a value in the Device Name and Resource(LU)Name fields in the Connection Method section.
  8. Enter the text you want to display when you connect to the terminal in the Terminal Prompt field.
    1. Select the Wait for terminal prompt to appear once connected check box to wait for the terminal prompt to appear on the screen of the terminal after the connection is established.
    2. Enter a value in the Wait Time Out field to specify the period in (milliseconds) the system must wait before the connection request is timed out.
  9. Specify a name for the session in the Session name field.
  10. Specify the Host Name of the machine you want to connect to.
  11. Enter a value in the Port field to specify the port you want to use to connect to the host.
  12. Click Save.
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