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Re: How difficult is it for application running on Windows to be moved to AS/400?



fixed

As for data migration - one should look at the IBM Migration Toolkit - yeah, it's a bit long-in-the-tooth. But it does generate scripts for migrating from several RDBMS', including SQL Server. And it can include scripts for the data as well as the design.

And it's free!

HTH
Vern

On 12/13/2013 11:04 AM, Nathan Andelin wrote:
There have been a number of good comments saying "it depends", which is especially true if you're interested in moving a code base from Windows to IBM i.

On the other hand, you might find a comparable application running under IBM i which could replace the Windows application. So the difficulty might entail data migration and training, which may not be too difficult. We have had some success at exporting data from MS SQL Server to .csv and importing that into IBM i. Data migration might be even easier if you have SQL access to both databases, using an ETL tool.

-Nathan




On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:13 AM, Yvan Janssens <ik@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
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On 11/12/13 16:57, Alan Campin wrote:
Generally, impossible. It depends on how it is written. If it was
just a stand alone C application it might be possible to port it
but if it written in VB or C# or Microsoft languages completely
impossible. Not just the languages but also a big part of any
Microsoft application is register entries. Same thing would apply
to a port to Linix.

My opinion only.

About going to Linux, I have no idea. Generally it is driven by
the software rather than application. If the application you want
is running on an AS400, you buy the AS400. If it written and runs
on Linux, you buy Linux. Now does, of course, almost everything is
some kind of combination.


On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Vikhyath Kamath
<vikyat_kaamath@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

Hi,

Was just wondering how difficult is it for application running on
Windows to moved accross to AS/400?

Is it easier for them to be moved to other platforms like Linux
or AIX?

Also, are more new customers opting for Linux rather than
AS/400?

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