Compaq ACMS for OpenVMS
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Contents (summary)
Preface Preface
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 Product Overview
Chapter 2 Developing ACMS Applications
Chapter 3 ACMS Run-Time System
Chapter 4 Managing ACMS Systems and Applications
Chapter 5 ACMS Product Kits and Documentation
Part 2 Tutorial
Chapter 6 Introduction
Chapter 7 Developing the Data Entry Task
Chapter 8 Developing the Inquiry/Update Task
Chapter 9 Building the Task Group
Chapter 10 Defining and Building the Application
Chapter 11 Defining and Building the Menu
Chapter 12 System Management Requirements for Installing the Tutorial Application
Chapter 13 Installing and Running the Application
Part 3 AVERTZ Sample Application
Chapter 14 Before You Begin
Chapter 15 System Manager's View
Chapter 16 User's View
Chapter 17 Behind the Scenes
Appendix A Utilities for Solving Problems in an ACMS Application
Appendix B Source Files Used in the Tutorial


Preface Preface
Part 1
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1
1 Product Overview
     1.1     Transaction Processing
     1.2     TP and Timesharing
     1.3     ACMS TP Monitor Features
         1.3.1         Configuration Options
         1.3.2         Efficient Use of System Resources
         1.3.3         Easy System Expansion
         1.3.4         Availability
         1.3.5         Queued Tasks
         1.3.6         Modular Applications
         1.3.7         Data and Transaction Integrity
         1.3.8         Security
         1.3.9         Presentation Services
     1.4     OpenVMS Support
         1.4.1         Data Management Products
         1.4.2         CDD Data Dictionary
         1.4.3         Programming Languages and Tools
     1.5     Professional Services and Support
     1.6     Overview of the ACMS Application Development Life Cycle
Chapter 2
2 Developing ACMS Applications
     2.1     Mapping Business Functions to Tasks
     2.2     Defining Tasks
         2.2.1         Defining Task Steps
                Writing Server Procedures
                Using DCL Servers
         2.2.2         Defining Workspaces
     2.3     Defining Resources for Groups of Tasks
     2.4     Defining Run-Time Characteristics for an Application
     2.5     Defining Menus
     2.6     Debugging and Testing
Chapter 3
3 ACMS Run-Time System
     3.1     ACMS Processes
         3.1.1         Transaction Processing Processes
         3.1.2         Monitoring and Controlling Processes
     3.2     Run-Time Processing of Tasks
     3.3     Run-Time Processing in a Distributed Environment
Chapter 4
4 Managing ACMS Systems and Applications
     4.1     Authorizing Access to ACMS
     4.2     Authorizing ACMS Applications
     4.3     Controlling ACMS Applications
         4.3.1         Displaying System and Application Information
         4.3.2         Receiving ACMS Operational Messages
     4.4     Monitoring ACMS Applications
         4.4.1         Using the Audit Trail Logger
         4.4.2         Using Oracle Trace
         4.4.3         Using the Software Event Logger
     4.5     Tuning the ACMS System
     4.6     Using the ACMS Remote Manager
Chapter 5
5 ACMS Product Kits and Documentation
     5.1     ACMS Product Kits
     5.2     ACMS Documentation
         5.2.1         Orientation and Installation
         5.2.2         Planning and Design
         5.2.3         Development and Testing
                Reference Information
         5.2.4         Implementation and Management
Part 2
Part 2 Tutorial
Chapter 6
6 Introduction
     6.1     Before You Begin
     6.2     Application Development Life Cycle
     6.3     ACMS Application Development Concepts
         6.3.1         Writing ACMS Definitions
         6.3.2         Composition of ACMS Definitions
     6.4     ACMS Integration with DECforms
         6.4.1         DECforms Concepts
         6.4.2         ACMS Interaction with DECforms
     6.5     ACMS Integration with Resource Managers
         6.5.1         Accessing a Database or a Master File
         6.5.2         ACMS Interaction with a Resource Manager
     6.6     Defining Fields and Records in CDD
Chapter 7
7 Developing the Data Entry Task
     7.1     Defining a CDD Environment
     7.2     Defining a CDD Record
     7.3     Creating a Form Using DECforms
         7.3.1         Creating a Basic Form
         7.3.2         Creating a Panel
         7.3.3         Editing the Form IFDL Source File
         7.3.4         Creating the Binary Form File
         7.3.5         Defining Additional CDD Records
     7.4     Defining the Data Entry Task
         7.4.1         Defining the First Exchange Step
         7.4.2         Defining the Processing Step
         7.4.3         Defining the Second Exchange Step
         7.4.4         Defining the Block Step and Workspaces
     7.5     Compiling the Task Definition in ADU
     7.6     Defining a System Logical for Your Tutorial Directory
     7.7     Defining the Data Entry Procedure
         7.7.1         Identification Division
         7.7.2         Environment Division
         7.7.3         Data Division
         7.7.4         Procedure Division
         7.7.5         Compiling the COBOL Procedure

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