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RE: XML: PDA device --> BigMagicBox --> AS400 native database file (& v.v.)



fixed

WDSC has a lot of XML stuff, and it is "free". Have not used it myself, but maybe others have, and there is also the WDSC list here.

Vern

At 10:53 AM 9/10/2004, you wrote:
db,
Just ran across a flyer for product called Alliance XML/400 from Patrick
Townsend & Associates (www.patownsend.com) that says "Translate your AS400
Data to XML and XML to AS400 data automatically" -- "easy-to-use XML to DB2
mapping -- an affordable solution that easily fits your IT budget" ....
etc.  Have no experience with it, just saw the flyer and thought I'd pass
it on.

Might be something worth looking into ... k

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message: 4
date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 10:03:54 -0400
from: CWilt@xxxxxxxxxxxx
subject: RE: PDA device --> BigMagicBox --> AS400 native database file
             (&          v.v.)

The DB2 <--> XML tools you are looking for are optional license programs
called DB2 Extenders (5722DEx).  There is one name DB2 XML Extender and one
named DB2 Text Extender.  I usually see them mentioned together.  I think
the come as one maybe or perhaps both are usually needed.

Additionally, there is a XML Toolkit (5733-XT1) you can use to read/write
XML from ILE RPG.

Start here:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/iseries/v5r2/ic2924/info/rzakl/rzaklmain.htm

HTh,
Charles


> -----Original Message----- > From: Dan Bale [mailto:dbale@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 5:26 PM > To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: XML: PDA device --> BigMagicBox --> AS400 native > database file > (& v.v.) > > > Esteemed listers, > > This is one of those "where ever do I get started" kind of > question. A > search on XML turned up 2872 matches in the archives, but I > was only able to > review about 100 of them before my mind turned to jello. > > We are investigating handheld wireless devices that will be > used by our > field reps. The devices will be used basically for form > entry to replace > paper forms that are now used. > > One vendor we are investigating utilizes XML on the device to > define the > forms. There is middleware (MW) in the form of a W2K server that > communicates to the devices and to the AS/400. It is my > understanding that > the MW acts as the communications and translation "host". > The PDA transmits > XML to the MW, the MW receives it, translates it to > "something that the > AS/400 can understand", i.e., CSV, or SQL table, then > transmits it to the > AS/400. > > I've seen what XML looks like and how it compares (or > doesn't) to HTML, but > don't really understand how I can harness (?) it on the > AS/400. I scan for > XML at InfoCenter and get 814 hits, so I imagine that there's a lot of > possibilities. I guess I'm wondering just how much I need the MW for > translating. Is there a XML-to/from-NativeDB/400 conversion > tool in the > operating system? > > FWIW, we are not coding Java. > > How's that for a start? > > -- > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion > (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. >



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