Yeah, John, but I thought the original audience was "sales reps". Hello,,, * Jerry C. Adams *IBM System i5/iSeries Programmer/Analyst B&W Wholesale Distributors, Inc.* * voice 615.995.7024 fax 615.995.1201 email jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Jones, John (US) wrote:
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 intoour database (forgetting the ".com", missing "@" sign, etc.). When wesend 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 possiblesolution. 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. This email is for the use of the intended recipient(s) only. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this email without the author's prior permission. We have taken precautions to minimize the risk of transmitting software viruses, but we advise you to carry out your own virus checks on any attachment to this message. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage caused by software viruses. The information contained in this communication may be confidential and may be subject to the attorney-client privilege. If you are the intended recipient and you do not wish to receive similar electronic messages from us in future then please respond to the sender to this effect.
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