A prompt is a popup window that appears during macro playback and that requests information from the user.
The prompt popup window contains text, an input field, and three buttons (OK, Cancel, Help). The text solicits information from the user (for example, "Enter a user ID:"). Typically the user types characters into the input field (such as "myuserid") and then clicks OK. The macro runtime then reads the text from the input field, removes the popup window, and types the same text into the session window beginning at a particular row and column location that you specify.
You can add a prompt to a macro either automatically during macro recording or manually by creating a prompt action in the Macro Editor.
To add a prompt automatically during macro recording:
To create a prompt action manually in the Macro Editor, open the macro with the Macro Editor, select the Actions tab of the Screen tab, and click <new prompt action>. For more information see Editing macro screens: Actions (Prompt).