Fleming, Greg (ED) wrote:
We have an issue with sales reps entering invalid email addresses into our database (forgetting the ".com", missing "@" sign, etc.). When we send emails from the iSeries, we filter these out. But we would like to prevent them going in wrong in the first place, preferably by alerting the rep at the point of entry so they can enter a correct address instead. Since we are using 3rd party software, we don't have control over the code, so our IT Director has suggested "screen scraping" as a possible solution. I did some Googling and poked around in the Midrange archives a bit, but I'm not sure that screen scraping will do what we're looking for. Is it possible to write a PC application that can intercept entries being made into a 5250 emulator intelligently enough to be able to edit the input and interrupt the transmission to the iSeries if there is an error ? If there were, wouldn't this involve "web-facing" the entire green screen application ?Thoughts ?Greg Fleming Senior Programmer/Analyst Everglades Direct, Inc.
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