• Subject: RE: 5250 AUTOMATOR DOS PRODUCT
  • From: Richard Casey <casey_r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 01:34:44 -0500

Hmm. I wonder if it is the same Automator that I used (long ago!) at my 
previous job? It basically allowed you to set up a script which could 
include keystrokes, waiting for text to appear on the display, delay a 
given number of seconds, etc. We used it to upload/download files from our 
mainframe. The script would "hotkey" to the mainframe session (DOS, not 
Windows!), sign on to the mainframe, hotkey back to the PC side and do the 
file transfer. Once the transfer was complete, the script would hotkey to 
the mainframe, sign off, and hotkey back to the PC side. If I remember 
correctly, you "compiled" the script into an intermediate form that was 
used by the actual automator program. If you have the original source to 
the scripts, that  would let you see what it did.

Hope this helps!
Richard


-----Original Message-----
From:   David Bulog [SMTP:d2ba@xtra.co.nz]
Sent:   Tuesday, November 07, 2000 4:52 PM
To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject:        5250 AUTOMATOR DOS PRODUCT

Has anyone on the list ever heard of a dos product called AUTOMATOR.
I have a 5250 screen scraping application written with automator script(acl 
extensions ) that I have to port over to Visual Basic.
No imformation on the product at all--any tips welcome.

cheers Dave

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