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.* *
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
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Wayne McAlpine
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 11:23 AM
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
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 ?
Everglades Direct, Inc.
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