David, there's no difference whatsoever between EGL calling ILE RPG and ILE COBOL... or non-ILE RPG or COBOL or even CL for that matter. EGL generates Java, the program call linkage calls the JTOpen ProgramCall routine, and everything works perfectly.

I'm currently working on an example for EDT (the Open Source EGL tools); hopefully you've seen my articles up until now in IBM Systems Magazine. I'll have one more out on EDT program calls shortly. If I can get a decent example together that doesn't conflict with the article, I'll let you know.

Joe

Hello,

I attended a session on EGL in Nov 2010 in Vegas, where Joe Pluta demonstrated IBM's EGL hooking into existing ILE RPG routines, where the idea of a library of RPG routines accessible to either your green screen routines or to EGL, was very appealing. This could provide a handy way to re-engineer our system incrementally.

Now with EGL-Open, interest is renewed. I understand that EGL Open has not had that capability until now , but it seems it may now be available with V8.

First Q, would anyone like to share any such early successes with EGL-Open calling ILE routines on their i (if so, is it complex or simple) , and,

Second Q, is anyone crazy enough to have used ILE COBOL rather than RPG ?

Thanks,

David.


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