• Subject: Re:Redirecting workstation IO
  • From: Buck Calabro <mcalabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 09:06:49 -0400

>>> Is anyone aware of a technique to override a workstation file in an
>RPG program to another type of file? <<
>
>There is a LOT of similarity between display and ICF files. Maybe APPC
>is worth a look. There is some additional complexity in making the
>connection, but not really a lot from the viewpoint of RPG. You might
>also be able to use data queues to talk back and forth. You'd need to
>parse the data stream yourself, but that could be done with a data
>structure, so should be no big deal. It is possible to override one type
>of file to another. I've overridden physical files to save, tape and
>diskette files at one time or another. I'm not sure what is allowed re..
>display files. It doesn't seem unreasonable that a physical file would
>work, but I don't know..

It's been aeons, but you might take a look at using INTRA in conjunction
with ICF files.  Really depends upon what you're trying to do.

Buck Calabro
Commsoft, Rensselaer, NY

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