Using the Toolkit to capture data from any data plane

You can use the Java APIs from the HCL ZIE Host Access Toolkit product to access data from any data plane, including the TEXT_PLANE.

The data planes, together with the type of data associated with each plane, are:
  • TEXT_PLANE - The characters displayed on the screen.
  • FIELD_PLANE - 3270 or 5250 field attributes
  • COLOR_PLANE - 3270 or 5250 color attributes
  • EXFIELD_PLANE - 3270 or 5250 extended attributes
  • DBCS_PLANE - Double byte character set characters
  • GRID_PLANE - Double byte character set grid information

To access the extracted data using the Toolkit, you need to implement the MacroRuntimeListener class and register yourself with the Macro bean. For every Extract action, the Macro bean fires data to you in a MacroExtractEvent by calling your macroExtractEvent() method. Use the get methods of the MacroExtractEvent to access the data.