Buck

Hope we're not crossing posts here, but here goes.

At 02:02 PM 12/3/1997 -0500, you wrote:

-snip-

>I have 2 identical databases, or, more accurately, I have one database
>spread across 2 machines.  One is an AS/400 and one is an NT server.
>The AS/400 contains name and address information for end-users,
>and the NT box has name and address information for vendors.
>Here's what I *thought*  I had to do to use data queues to communicate 
>from the Java client to the AS/400 (please excuse the terminology...):
>1. In the Java client, call a routine that sends a request to the data queue
>2. In the AS/400 server, receive the DTAQE, query the DB and send the
>    results back to the DTAQ
>3. In the Java client, call a routine that reads the DTAQE, parses the
>    results and displays them.
>Did I miss something?
>
>Now, my Java client's routine is writing to/reading from a data queue.
>How can I use this identical code to get the exact same information
>from the NT server?

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>>No. As long as the code is 100% Java, you can choose your client platform.
>>The nit you are picking has to do with choosing to talk to a specific
>>server. There is no requirement to.

>In theory I guess I don't need to talk to a server, but where do I get my
>data from if I don't?

Not if your client talks _directly_ to the 400 or NT. But consider using a
middleman server. Then your client talks to _that_ server, perhaps with
some setting or parameter that identifies the backend server to talk to.
The _middleman_ is the one that knows how to talk to every backend you
have—your client needs to speak only to the data 'sales rep'.  :-)


-snip-

Cheers

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401-2499
(612) 371-1111 x480


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