Heh. Whenever I see those I type in the email address, shift-home, ctrl-c, tab, ctrl-v and continue. John A. Jones, CISSP Americas Information Security Officer Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. V: +1-630-455-2787 F: +1-312-601-1782 john.jones@xxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Wayne McAlpine Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 11:23 AM To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Screen Scraping ? Have you considered doing what so many internet sites do and that is to force the user to enter it twice? That probably eliminates a very large share of the data-entry errors, although it is a little annoying. 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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