Customer needed information and clarification regarding TPX Terminal Masking
on: a) use of asterisks and hyphens and b) mask order.
Release : 5.4
Component : CA-TPX for OS/390
Yes--mask order is important.
This is found on the first paragraph of online help screen HEN0152D:
The fifth character, 4, doesn't match so TPX goes to the next mask.
Please follow this path to access and review TPX online help screen
HEN0152D--as it contains valuable examples and information on the
TPX Masking Rules:
2 (TPX System Options)
3 (Virtual Terminal Masking Rules)
S Masking Rules Table name
S Masking Rules Table Entry name
ENTER for more HELP
Since mask order is important: Specifying asterisks on the first
mask compared to specifying hyphens on the first mask is rel-
evant (this is from Special Characters and Blanks inside How
Virtual Terminal Masks Are Used on the TPX documentation:
You can use two special characters in masks.
An asterisk (*) in the mask indicates that the product should
substitute the character from the physical terminal ID at the
same location as the asterisk before making a comparison.
A hyphen (-) in the mask indicates that any character in that
position will match.
Blanks are significant. If a blank appears at the end of a phy-
sical terminal mask, the last character of the physical termi-
nal ID also must be a blank.