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PLT301 - TACL® 301 - Advanced Programming
DESCRIPTION
This lab-intensive course explores the expanded programming features of ROUTINEs, Building Menus, Exception Handling, Handling Timestamps, and Process Control.

Course Duration: 3 days (on-site)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
People who have need to control other processes (such as PERUSE; or SCF;), or who need advanced knowledge of program control tools.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Handling errors or logic exceptions
  • Utility and other process control
  • Advanced ROUTINE processing
  • Building Menus
  • Handling Timestamps

PREREQUISITES

  • PLT201 - Basic TACL; Programming

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COURSE DETAILS
  • Module 1 – Parsing Variables:
    • Global Editing of variables
    • Using JOIN and SORT Builtins
    • Line and Character Editing
    • Procssing a .CSV file
    • Formatting numbers for decimals and output
    • LAB
  • Module 2 – Process Control:
    • INLINE processing
    • Implicit & Explicit Servers
    • LAB
  • Module 3 – Exception Handling:
    • Features of Exception Handlers
    • Release Handler
    • Keep handler
    • LAB
  • Module 4 – Handling Variable Stacks:
    • Stacks, refresher on FRAME
    • Using VARIABLEINFO
    • Using variables in a stack
    • LAB
  • Module 5 –Directories and Segments:
    • Use of Directories and Segment files
    • Building a Segment File
    • Directories and TACLLOCL, impact on the logon process
    • LAB
  • Module 6 -Discussion of Recursion:
    • Recursion in MACRO files
    • Recursion in ROUTINE files
  • Module 7 -Handling Time:
    • Distinction between 3- and 4-word time BUILTINS
    • Computing time differences
    • Converting Dates to timestamps
    • Converting timestamps to Dates
    • LAB
  • Module 8 -Define Process:
    • Passthrough function
    • WAIT and NOWAIT options
    • Preparse and Macro options
    • LAB
 
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