• Subject: RE: Reading scales interactively into a CA 5250 session
  • From: Chris Bipes <rpg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 07:36:41 -0800

We use MICR scanners and have them place the data into a field on a 5250
display.  IDEA makes terminals with an aux serial input port that does this.
There are also keyboard wedges (CARE is one brand that I am familiar with),
that will hookup between the keyboard and 5250 device.  This will also give
you the input.  One word of caution, the cursor MUST be on the correct
field.  As for your wish list, you can write your application to wait at a
data queue attached to your display file and have the Java program send the
data to that data queue.  Then you do not need to worry about cursor

Sound like a fun project.

Christopher K. Bipes     mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com
Sr. Programmer/Analyst   mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com
CrossCheck, Inc.         http://www.cross-check.com
6119 State Farm Drive    Phone: 707 586-0551 x 1102
Rohnert Park CA  94928 Fax: 707 586-1884

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Neither I, nor anyone that I know of, is interested in any new and/or
exciting positions. Please do not contact me.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan Simpson [mailto:nathansimpson@optusnet.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 8:59 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Reading scales interactively into a CA 5250 session

Hi there,
We would like to know if anyone has got anything like the above description
going in their workplace.

We would like to have scales connected to the serial port of a PC which read
in data and place it directly into a 5250 display.

We would like to do the same with bar code readers as well.


Wish list.

My preference would to write something in Java and use IBM Network Stations.
Does anyone know if this would be possible. But first things first.
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