If you know the EBCDIC value for any character, you can enter it using this macro. The PC5250 emulation in Client Access and Personal Communications does not have a Hex function that can be mapped to the keyboard. This function existed on the 5250 keyboards, and this macro gives the user the same ability, viz., to enter any character between x40 and xFE, either by entering the decimal value 64 -254, or the hex value, x40 - xfe, either...
upper or lowercase.
LANGUAGE=VBSCRIPT [PCOMM SCRIPT HEADER] LANGUAGE = VBSCRIPT DESCRIPTION=Hex input [PCOMM SCRIPT SOURCE] Option Explicit Dim input_value, hex_value autECLSession.SetConnectionByName (ThisSessionName) subHex_ Sub subHex_() input_value = InputBox("Enter a decimal number between 64 and 254, or a hex value between x40 and xFE (either uppercase or lowercase") If input_value = "" Then MsgBox ("invalid input") Exit Sub ElseIf (IsNumeric(input_value) Or _ (Len(Trim(input_value)) = 3 And _ UCase(Left(input_value, 1)) = "X") And _ IsNumeric("&H" & Mid(input_value, 2, 2))) Then If (UCase(Left(input_value, 1)) = "X") Then input_value = "&h" & Mid(input_value, 2, 2) End If If (input_value >= 64 And input_value <= 254) Then hex_value = Hex(input_value) Else MsgBox ("value '" & input_value & "' out of range") Exit Sub End If Else MsgBox ("non numeric input '" & input_value & "'") Exit Sub End If autECLMacro "apl " & Hex(input_value) End Sub
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