Open your line-of-business application and ensure that the screen you wish to enable is visible and can be selected with a single mouse click.
To begin enabling an application:
- In Application Enabler Configuration, click New Win-Screen or the Configure a new Windows screen toolbar button.
As you move the mouse across the line-of-business application, areas of your screen are highlighted by a selection box, which encloses the area selected for capture. Place your mouse over the line-of-business application you wish to enable. Move your mouse until the selection box encloses the entire line-of-business application screen and left-click to select it. It is possible (but not necessarily desirable) to select individual line-of-business application form fields (i.e., text boxes), in which case the selection box encloses the form field.
Application Enabler Configuration extracts the name of the line-of-business application screen and displays the Settings dialog box:
In some cases, the line-of-business application name may not appear as you wish. Rename the screen by replacing the default name provided in the Name field. If no Name is displayed on the General section, click View Window Info Tree and find the ‘parent' of the control you are going to use.
- If necessary, you can further identify the screen by adding Screen Identification Elements. Click New and select the screen element that you want to use for screen identification. You can change a selected screen identification element by clicking Edit. The Info Tree window will display. For more information about this window see Configuring Mapping Rules. You can delete a selected screen identification element by clicking Remove.
- If necessary, adjust the mapping rules that Application Enabler uses to uniquely identify keywords on the line-of-business application screen, with options provided by clicking Configure Mapping Rules. For more information, see Configuring Mapping Rules.
If you change the text in the Caption field and you are using the caption to identify the screen, the screen may not be identified correctly for your configuration. If this occurs, you must reconfigure the enabled application to reflect the changed caption text.