Improving Your CA 2E Development Experience
with Some Useful ‘Rules of Thumb’


I’m going to show you some rules of thumb that, if used consistently, will improve your development experience.

The parameters screen can be very useful if you take care with it. When I first learned to use Synon, I would have a mixture of Input, Output, Both and Neither parameters listed in an unorganized way. However, if you spend a few minutes organizing things, it becomes easier to spot issues down the road.
When you look at the screen below, it is hard to tell the usage for each field.




In the screen below, I have organized the fields so I can quickly differentiate between keys and various types of parameters. I use a sequence number of 1 – 10 for my keys. For input parameters, I use a sequence number of 10 – 99, then I use sequence numbers 100 – 199 for output parameters. I use sequence numbers 200- 299 for both parameters and a sequence number of 900-999 for neither parameters. There are several factors that will make it hard to follow this rule all the time but use it as often as you can and then this screen will begin to have more meaning for you.