How to Save 5250 Configurations as Default Profile
There’s a handy (but somewhat hidden) feature that allows you to save customizations made to your 5250 session configurations.
By Dawn May03/12/2018
Most of us have several IBM i systems that we log into on a regular basis, and we all have our personal preferences on how we like our 5250 sessions to look. Common personalizations include workstation (device description) name, color mappings, keyboard mappings and various other settings.
Here are some examples of things that can be easily configured:
- Workstation ID
- Screen size
- Key mappings
- Color mappings
- Watermark settings
- Screen history
- SSL setting
- Bypass sign-on
You have to confirm you want to make this change:
Now, all your new sessions will start up with your customized configuration.
Dawn May is an IBM i consultant. She owns Dawn May Consulting, LLC in the Greater Boston area. Dawn is a former IBM senior technical staff member.