I might be mistaken, but I have a feeling the Server has to know where the 
jt400.jar file is... I just can't figure out how I did it in the past.....

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Well I've been trying to get this figured out on my own.  No success. 
Before trying to move this to its ultimate destination, I have Exported
my package to a folder on my C drive. 
C:\IseriesJava. 

I have another folder on my C drive that contains JT400.jar.  This is
C:\JDBCDrivers

I have added this to my classpath by trying both of the following 
Set classpath=C:\JDBCDrivers and Set Claspath=C:\JDBCDrivers\jt400.jar

I have tried copying jt400.jar to my folder C:\IseriesJava

Nothing I have tried is giving me success. 
The program is trying to run.  I get a connection to my access driver. 
Then I get the following error java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:
com.ibm.as400.access.AS400JDBCDriver

If I understand correctly, this means that it cannot find the JT400.jar

What am I missing here?

Michael Smith
iSeries.mySeries.


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From: Smith, Mike

This java program has 2 ODBC connections.  1 to the ACCESS database 
using.  String driver = "sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver";
 String url = "jdbc:odbc:AcsData";

The connection to the Iseries is
String driver = "com.ibm.as400.access.AS400JDBCDriver";

As I read the records I write them to an file on the Iseries.

I just snipped out the relevant bits, Mike.  This is a perfectly valid
design; I've used it in the past to transfer data from a Windows machine
to an iSeries.  The only thing is that, as you have discovered, it
really has to run on the Windows machine (that's because there's no
native iSeries driver to handle the "jdbc:odbc:AcsData" connection).

So, that being the case, you create a simple batch file on the Windows
box to run the command with the appropriate classpath and all those
goodies. Then you use RUNRMTCMD to execute this command from the
iSeries.

A couple of security issues.  First, you have to run "rexec" (IIRC) on
the Windows box.  This allows people to execute commands on that machine
over the Internet (which is exactly what you're trying to accomplish).
I'm not an expert at locking that down to make sure bad people can't do
bad things on the machine.

Second, in order to use the toolbox from a Windows machine you will need
a user ID and password embedded in your Java program or you'll have to
pass it in on the call.  If your SOX auditors ever saw that, they'd
probably have a fit, especially if you allow people to execute commands
on the machine via rexec!

I'd suggest creating a special user profile that only has access to a
single library and that library contains just the file used to upload
data from the PC.  That way if someone gets that password, they can't do
much.

Joe



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