5250 Aid Codes

Version 4

    This document outlines the common Aid Codes for 5250.

    *The AID (attention indicator) code identifies to the host system the function being requested from the keyboard.

    *The Attention Identification Code is a byte sequence that is generated when the operator presses certain function keys. The following AIDs are supported by the 5250 protocol emulator

     

    KeyAid Code (in Hex)
    Command    131
    Function       232
    Keys             333
                         434
                         535
                         636
                         737
                         838
                         939
                        103A
                        113B
                        123C
                        13B1
                        14B2
                        15B3
                        16B4
                        17B5
                        18B6
                        19B7
                        20B8
                        21B9
                        22BA
                        23BB
                        24BC
    ClearBD
    Enter/Rec AdvF1
    Help (not in F3
    operator-error mode)
    Roll Down (or page up)F4
    Roll up( or page down)F5
    PrintF6
    Record BackspaceF8
    Auto Enter (for selector3F
    light pen)

     

    * Aid Code Definitions taken from IBM