From: "James W. Kilgore" <eMail@James-W-Kilgore.com>
> Back to my original question and the problem I'm trying to
> solve:  How do I lock up the work station, showing step
> progress bars, while submitting the whole process to batch
> to use the better CPW?

Do I understand the question?  The interactive job could alternate between
displaying the progress bar and checking the data area for new status.  The
batch job updates the data area (status).  The WAITRCD parameter on the
CRTDSPF command specifies the maximum number of seconds to wait for the
display file read operation before returning control to the interactive job.

If you wanted to show a progress bar in a browser as an alternative to a
5250 screen, you could set a refresh interval for the HTML page.  The page
could make a request to a program to check the data area and update the
progress bar accordingly.

HTH,

Nathan M. Andelin
www.relational-data.com






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