D'oh! Arcticsystem is the network name of our iSeries. systemName is a class 
property that we use to pass in which iSeries we want to access:
 
AS400 system = new AS400(systemName, myprofile, mypassword);

I should have used the reference to the AS400 object (i.e., system) rather than 
the property holding the name of the system (i.e., systemName). 

Thanks.
Kelly 



-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Thorbjørn Ravn
Andersen
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 4:07 AM
To: Java Programming on and around the iSeries / AS400
Subject: Re: Need help with ProgramCall class in JTOpen


Kelly Cookson wrote:

>I'm trying to use the ProgramCall class to call a CL program with one 
>parameter 8 characters long. I have this code (based on the example in the 
>Toolbox for Java Redbook):
> 
>        ProgramParameter[] parameterList = new ProgramParameter[1];
>        AS400Text text = new AS400Text(8, systemName); 
>        byte[] statusFormat = text.toBytes("SSTS0200"); 
>        parameterList[0] = new ProgramParameter( statusFormat );
> 
>It throws an exception when executing the line:
> 
>       byte[] statusFormat = text.toBytes("SSTS0200"); 
> 
>I get this error:
> 
>com.ibm.as400.access.ExtendedIllegalArgumentException: encoding 
>(arcticsystem): Parameter value is not valid.
> 
>
It looks like the "arcticsystem" encoding is somehow specified, which 
apparently is unsupported by the toolbox.

Is the string "articsystem" provided by you anywhere in the program?


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