Operation Destinations

The Operation Destinations dialog box contains settings that supply the Design Tool with methods of reaching alternative entities using the selected operation. Click the Destinations button on the Operation tab to open this dialog box.

Unassigned entities
Contains the names of all entities in the model that are not assigned to be navigated to with the selected operation. To enable any of these entities to be navigated to with the selected operation, move them to the Valid alternates box.

Right arrow buttons
To add an entity to any of the following boxes, select it from the Unassigned entities box and then click this button.

Left arrow buttons
To remove an entity from any of the following boxes, select it and click this button.

Valid alternates
Valid alternates are entities that can be traversed to during navigation of an operation. If an operation is executed and an entity in this box is its destination, the operation will be considered successful—it's an alternative outcome that is still valid.

Intermediate entities
Intermediate entities are considered to be a part of the operation but not a destination of the operation. For example, a Splash screen that is encountered during the operation, but is not the origin or destination of an operation, could be a good candidate for an intermediate entity.

Execute operation
Select an intermediate entity from the Intermediate entities box and select the Execute operation option to choose an operation to execute when this entity is encountered. Only operations of the currently selected intermediate entity will be available.

Issue these commands
Select an intermediate entity from the list, and click the Edit button to define commands that will bypass the intermediate entity in order for the operation to reach its destination. For example, define a terminal key command, like rcIBMEnterKey, for the intermediate entity so the host recognizes that when the Enter key is pressed, it should immediately bypass this screen.

User-defined error entities
An error entity is a location that constitutes an error condition if it's detected during an operation.

You can also choose to define a custom error message by creating unique text or returning attribute data as your error message when an error entity is encountered. Select one of the following options to customize an error message to appear when your error entity is reached:

Related Topics
Bullet Editing an operation
Bullet Operation conditions
Bullet Operation tab