We have successfully used a product called 'LANSA for the Web' to provide web extensions to several
existing packages on the AS/400. Very simple to use and build web applications to work on existing database.

Several models are supported where the Web server can be the same AS/400, separate AS/400 web server or an NT as the web server. Look at www.lansa.com.

Rajan Narayanan, Director
Linc Software Services P Ltd
T: 080-5520890  /  F: 080-5533490  /  Cell: 98450 30095
Web: www.lincsoftware.com

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        Subject:        NT(IIS)->AS400 - where's the bridge?

Hi all,

This is my first post to this forum although I've been following it on and
off for the past month or so. Anyway, enough small talk on with my

I've just been 'volunteered' to come up with a quick and easy (why do they
always say that!) solution for a limited order entry e-commerce based
product. The scenario is: client (with browser) accesses an application
server (which is also COM client) residing on an NT server running
Microsoft IIS which provides connectivity to various COM servers. (This
already exists!)

My task is to provide a way for IIS to send data across to an AS400 where
the relevant RPG program is called to process it and apply updates to the
database. If you thought that was simple, the conditions are: no use of
client/access (ODBC), no use of MQ Series, no redirection to an AS400
webserver. Emphasis is on minimum cost, methinks.

Having little experience with writing commercial Java (apart from the odd
applet) or indeed using MIIS, I'm a little lost at the moment. I've been
toying with the idea of extending the ISAPI to provide simple socket
connectivity to an AS400 where presumably a simple servlet or cgi script
will call (or wrap) the relevant RPG program. Not quite sure how much work
is involved though. Anyone out there with any ideas will be greatly
rewarded.... Or at least sent a note of thanks!


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