Using the Program Function Keys

Use the PF keys to move from function to function in CMCS. If you forget the particular function you wish to use, return to the menu by pressing the PF3 key. If the screen is cleared for any reason, type AK followed by a space and press ENTER. The menu screen will be displayed.

Displayed at the bottom of each CMCS screen are data entry fields to allow the user to request other functions:

Next =_ _ _ _ _ PF= _ _DATE = MM DD YY SEQ= _ _ _ _ _ DISB/STIF = _ _ _ _ _ _ _BRNCH _ _ _

If the function you request requires a budget code enter the budget code after NEXT at the bottom of the screen and press the appropriate PF key. If a budget code is already displayed on a screen it is not necessary to type the budget code to go to the next screen, just press the appropriate PF key. Selection of a particular PF key displays the corresponding AK screen.

If the PF key number is beyond the range of keys on your terminal, your terminal does not have PF keys or selection of a particular PF key does not display the screen requested, key the PF function number at the bottom of the screen after PF and press ENTER.

If you wish to view a particular day's activity, key the budget code and date before pressing the PF key. The activity displayed will begin with the date keyed.

If you wish to view a list of transactions, key the budget code and start date before pressing the PF key. The activity displayed will begin with the date keyed.

Use the PF1 key to page forward after you have displayed the first page of a detail list.

Use the PF2 key to page backward when viewing a detail list of more than one page.

Use the ENTER key to transmit data to CMCS.

Use the CLEAR KEY to clear the screen of all data. Enter AK followed by a space to return to the menu after the screen has been cleared.

Use the RESET key to unlock the keyboard:

  • If locked when you transmit data and you are waiting for a response: wait for the response.
  • If locked when you have typed on a part of the screen not intended for data entry: press the reset key, move your cursor to the proper place and type the data.
  • If locked when you have tried to type an alpha character into a numeric field: press the reset key, move your cursor to the proper place and type only numeric data into the field.

Use the TAB key to move to the field into which data is to be entered. The TAB key skips over protected fields that cannot be changed by data entry and stops on non-protected fields that are intended for data entry.

NOTE: If your keyboard does not produce the results expected consult your department's data processing staff to assist you.