<vendor response> We (www.rjssoftware.com) have a product called 5250 Integrator that runs on the PC. It uses a VB-like development language. You can take action based on the contents of the screen when you click on the Integrator button. It's pretty slick if I do say myself = my boss wrote it. You can get a evaluation copy - contact us for temporary license keys. 1.888.rjs.soft is the phone number - toll-free. </vendor response> Vern -------------- Original message -------------- From: "Fleming, Greg (ED)" <GFLEMING@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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. -- 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.