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Connect nodes by using the keyboard 

Tue June 02, 2020 07:11 AM

Accessibility features help users who have a physical disability, such as restricted mobility or limited vision, to use information technology products successfully.

In IBM Integration Bus v10 Open Beta, you can use the keyboard to connect two nodes in a message flow:

Step 1: Display the node terminals which are available for connecting.

Keystrokes: Shift F10 to open context menu

JAWS announcement: “Shift F10 Context menu to navigate use up or down arrow add node dot dot dot A “

Step 2:  Use the up and down arrows to select “Add connection”.

Keystrokes: up / down arrow keys to select “Add Connection”

JAWS announcement: JAWS announces items as menu is navigated. Listen for “Add Connection”

Step 3: Press Enter to confirm your selection. The Add Connection window opens.

Keystrokes: Enter to confirm selection

JAWS announcement: “ Enter Add Connection dialogue“

From the above sequence of keystrokes, the drop down menu shown in the next screen shot appears.

  • The left hand column shows all the available output terminals from the nodes in the canvas ( shown as “source terminals”)
  • The right hand column shows all the available input terminals from the nodes in the canvas. (shown as “target terminals”)

Connections can be made from any of the output terminals of one node to any of the input terminals of another node. ( see screen shot below)

JAWS announcement: JAWS announces titles of the two columns in the dialog and reads out the characters which can be used as wildcards

“Filter source terminal names left parent question mark equals any character star equals any string right parent)”

“Filter source target names left parent question mark equals any character star equals any string right parent)”

Step 4: Select Source Terminal

Keystrokes: Tab to move to list of source terminals

JAWS announcement: “Select source terminal colon list view MQ input dot failure one of five to move through items use the arrow keys “ “

Keystrokes: up / down arrow keys to select required terminal

JAWS announcement: “MQ input dot out “

Step 5: Select Target terminal

Keystrokes: tab twice to enter list of target terminals

JAWS announcement: “Select target terminal colon list view MQ output dot in one of one to move through items use the arrow keys “

Keystrokes: up / down arrow keys to select required terminal

JAWS announcement: “MQ output dot in “

Keystrokes: tab to reach OK button

JAWS announcement: “OK button to activate press space bar “

Step 6: Complete the connection

Keystrokes: Enter to complete connection

JAWS announcement: “Enter “

(Focus returns to editor tab and nodes appear connected as shown below. )

Step 7: Complete all connections

Repeat the previous steps until all required connections have been completed.



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