We are looking to license our software with expiration dates and the like, and therefore, I have begun to look through the Software Product APIs manual. Talk about having a headache! Can someone give me a brief overview of what APIs I need to use and which I don't? I am fairly sure I need to work with these APIs (but please correct me if I'm wrong!): Create Product Definition (ASZCRTPD) API (to create the *PRDDFN object that I must include with my software) Generate License Key (QLZAGENK) API (to generate the license keys that my customers need to know to use/install the software) Retrieve License Key Information (QLZARTVK) API (to retrieve license key information in the software to verify if expiration date has passed) Do I need to use the Package Product Option (QSZPKGPO) API to create my software deliverable? Or can I just use the normal deliverable creation I have always used (save files to CD/Tape) and include the *PRDDFN object in my deliverable? What about National Language support? How is this done? Must I use the PTF APIs to issue fixes? I realize I'm babbling here. There are a load of APIs in this manual (more than 25!), but I don't want to spend my whole (working) life to get all this going. I can (and already have) written code to generate my own keys based on my own imagination. But these APIs are certainly more foolproof if I can understand them and justify the time. Thanks for any assistance! Bill -- NOTICE: The information contained in this electronic mail transmission is intended by Convergys Corporation for the use of the named individual or entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is privileged or otherwise confidential. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, please delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by reply email or by telephone (collect), so that the sender's address records can be corrected.
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