Configuring the 3270 host connection

Use this procedure to configure the 3270 host connection when Blueworx Voice Response includes the 3270 option.

When the 3270 option is included, the default mode is real mode. If desired, you can change this to virtual mode during the configuration procedure. The 3270 parameters are not dynamic. After you have assigned values to these parameters, you must stop Blueworx Voice Response and start it again before the new values take effect.

To complete this procedure, you work with parameters in the Application Server Interface parameter group. If a default value is suitable, you do not have to change it. Application server interface parameter group lists the default values for the parameters in this group.


  1. From the Welcome window, select Configuration —> System Configuration —> Change.
  2. Click Application Server Interface.

    A window showing the parameters in the Application Server Interface group.

  3. Defining the number of 3270 processes: Click Number of 3270 Exec Processes to Spawn.
  4. Type in the number of processes you want Blueworx Voice Response to start to handle all requests for 3270 emulation.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Limiting the number of screens saved : Click Max Number of Screens Saved by 3270 Exec.
  7. Type in the number of screen definitions you want Blueworx Voice Response to be able to store in the database.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Changing the installation mode: To operate in virtual mode, scroll down to 3270 Mode, click it, then click the button that is next to Virtual Mode.
  10. Select OK.
  11. Saving the configuration: Close the Application Server Interface window and click File —> Save.
  12. Close the System Configuration window.
  13. The system displays the Welcome window.
  14. Activating the new values: Click Operations—> Immediate Shutdown or Quiesce Shutdown.
  15. The system prompts you to verify.
  16. Click OK.

The next time you start Blueworx Voice Response, the system is configured for 3270 emulation.