Creating Quick Scripts

Quick Script Editor

Creating Quick Scripts

The commands that are necessary to automate your task need to be programmed in a script.

To create a Quick Script:

  1. On the File menu of Quick Script Editor, click New. Alternatively, you can click the New button on the toolbar. The Quick Script Type dialog box opens.
      The dialog box lists only supported Quick Script types. If only one script type is available (for example, only 3270 HostExplorer Quick Scripts are supported because you did not install HostExplorer 5250, HostExplorer VT, or FTP), then the dialog box does not open.
  2. Select a type for the new Quick Script and click OK. To create a HostExplorer Quick Script, select 3270, 5250 or VT. To create an FTP Quick Script, select FTP. A new Quick Script appears with the default header line: Untitled: Description of Quick Script.
  3. Double-click the header line so that you can insert text that describes the new Quick Script that you are about to program. The Quick Script Description dialog box opens.
  4. Type a file name and description for the Quick Script and save it when you are finished.

Inserting Quick Script Commands

Quick Script Editor provides HostExplorer and FTP Quick Script commands that you can insert into your Quick Script.

To insert a Quick Script command, do one of the following:

Tip:  For a list of the available HostExplorer and FTP Quick Script commands, see Commands Menu.

  • On the Commands menu, click the command item.
  • Right-click a statement, point to Commands, and then click the command item.
  • Click the command button on the toolbar.

Any of these preceding actions (except for the Connect, Disconnect, and Stop Quick Script commands) launches the corresponding dialog box in which you can specify parameters for the Quick Script command.

Related Topics

Modifying Quick Scripts

Quick Script Type

Quick Script Description

Commands Menu