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Re: Screen Scraping ?



fixed

<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. 



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