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USING THE COMMAND FACILITIES OF AS

Objective

To enable users to use commands and write procedures to process data using ASTRAC ASv5. This course is designed to provide the necessary skills to create simple applications and data entry panels

Target User

Users with a basic knowledge of AS or application development. This course follows on from the Using the Facilities of AS (AS1) course for users who need to learn the AS language (although AS1 is not necessarily a pre-requisite for this course - see below).

Duration

4 days

Pre-requisites

Using the Interactive Facilities of AS (AS1)

Course Content

Course Content
TopicContent
Using AS Commands and Introduction to Procedures:
  • AS commands
  • Retrieve and view data (IN and INCLUDE)
  • Analyse data
  • Copy ad sequence data
  • Run reports ad charts
Reporting:
  • Advanced menu features
  • Using the Report command language
Further Procedures:
  • Using and passing parameters
  • Handle data from multiple tables (IN and INCLUDE)
  • Process data to produce summary tables
  • Active and passive commands
  • Working with procedures
AS Functions:
  • Used extensively through all aspects of this course
Screen Design:
  • Creating and Modifying Data Entry Panels
  • Displaying data from IN and INCLUDE tables
Other:
  • Creating and maintaining data tables
  • Housekeeping
  • Matching and Merging tables
  • Using data from different sources
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