Bill:

The best introduction I found were the SystemView manuals, both System Manager 
and Managed System Services. Not because they discuss the APIs, but because 
System Manager essentially implements the APIs and provides command shells for 
them, and the manuals give examples of using the commands in your own CL 
programs. For example, it provides a CRTPRDLOD (Create Product Load) command.

In general, you can follow through their usage examples and mentally translate 
between their CRTPRDLOD command and the Create Product Load (QSZCRTPL) API. As 
each command is discussed, you get a good picture of when, why and how to use 
the relevant API in your own programming.

I'm pretty sure their manuals weren't intended to be API training guides, but 
that sure didn't stop me.

Tom Liotta

On Wed, 05 December 2001, bill.reger@convergys.com wrote:

> 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?

--
Tom Liotta
The PowerTech Group, Inc.
19426 68th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
Phone  253-872-7788
Fax  253-872-7904
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