DSC Tech Library
Application Development Toolkit Software
This section of our technical library presents information and documentation relating to Application Development software and products.
To develop new or upgrade legacy applications for today’s network environments, the NDK components TRANSACT, FASTPlus, EZTRAN, and THIN CLIENT are required as a minimum.
A copy of the THIN CLIENT is required for each PC accessing the final application. The NDK / Server software component can reside on UNIX, LINUX, or a Windows/NT server.
TRANSWRITER - Report Writer
is a menu driven report and display writing system. Designed for the
development of simple and complex reports, TRANSWRITER lets developers
build displays or reports in a fraction of the time required using
traditional programming methods. By simply depressing function keys
and filling in the blanks on the screen, developers can define complex
reports or displays in just minutes. Although TRANSWRITER minimizes the
need to employ programming, developers can still integrate subroutines
within a report. This combination gives developers both high level report
definition plus the flexibility to perform special processing.
TRANSWRITER is not a programming language nor a program generator.
Instead, it is a step-by-step report definition system that lets
developers create and maintain reports from a menu driven system.
TRANSWRITER produces complete documentation for each report. Novice users
can produce simple reports in just minutes. Experienced users can produce
very sophisticated reports in just hours.
include; Fast report development through sophisticated top-down approach;
Support of multi-file reports using relational techniques; Directs output
to multiple media including PCs, workstations, terminals, printers, files
and aux ports; Extensive multi-file sorting on ascending and descending
keys; Unlimited breakpoint support with flexible output at each level;
Complete Boolean search criteria at each level within a report including
multiple file search capability; Unique Report Painter that allows
developers to describe the report on the screen exactly as it will appear
when output; Extensive field editing including conditional compute,
display, update, and a full range of field edits; Immediate and batch
report execution; Complete run-time support library including report
execution and report modification as well as data manipulation routines;
Fully integrated HELP Utility at each point within the development phase
of a report.
TRANSWRITER general capabilities
the Executive system, developers define, create, maintain, and document
custom reports. Development functions such as defining report files, file
relationships, field labels, report layouts, and report output media are a
few of the processes that are controlled through this utility. Other
features of the Executive are complete report documentation generation,
print and display utilities, copy functions, and much more.
Run System of TRANSWRITER controls the actual report execution. Once a
report is created under the Executive, a separate run system executes the
report. The Run System is comprised of both on-line and batch utility
programs. Therefore, any report may be executed from any user terminal or
PC, or through the TRANSWRITER batch control program. Custom run system
programs may be created incorporating user written subroutines to perform
complex reporting functions. These subroutines may be written in any
programming language, as well as in EZTRAN.