One way to do that is using the best of the two alternatives, the
trigger (may be in RPG) put an entry in a DTAQ, an have a Java program
waiting in that DTAQ.

On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 11:30 -0500, Glenn Holmer wrote:
> We want to have a Postgres database on a Linux web server updated when 
> the corresponding record on the AS/400 changes.  We are thinking:
> a) DB trigger on the '400 that wakes up when the record is changed and 
> calls a Java program (also on the '400), passing the needed parameters 
> as arguments to main(); the Java program uses JDBC to update the 
> Postgres database on the Linux server.  Pro: probably easy to set up, 
> Con: new process spawned for each write.
> b) A Java program that runs all the time and listens for changes on the 
> AS/400 database using something like FileListener from the JT400 
> toolbox (haven't researched this yet); he would do the same as a).  
> Pro: single program, Con: don't know if it's possible.
> What recommendations would you guys make?  We are hoping to get away 
> without modifying the program that is actually making the changes on 
> the '400.  We are not talking about a huge number of records here; 
> probably a couple hundred every few hours.
> -- 
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