Ok, it looks like I need to go deeper into the problem at hand and the
solution I am looking to do.

Our insurance application is all green screen.  We have just started doing
commercial insurance for New York.  There is a program with our CPP package
that will generate a quote.

Currently brokers will call us up, ask for a quote, we will do it, print it
out and fax it back to them.

The COO wants to make this a paperless transmission.

So, out of a brainstorm session, I decided the best solution was to have the
quote program spit out the quote print to a unique outqueue.  I would have a
VB program that theperson can open to view that specific outqueue, select
the job he wants, save it to his desktop and then he can email it off to the

Emailing from the AS/400 is not an option.  I would prefer to write my own
client side application as opposed to using Ops Nav, due to the fact that it
is not a toy everyone should be playing with.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Ross" <jross-ml@netshare400.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: Pulling spool files off AS/400 - VB?

> What you really want to know it how OPS Nav does it. And then you assume
> you can do it the same way. I would look at
> http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/iseries/clientaccess/toolkit/vb.htm (
> at the bottom is a link
> to
> )  but you cannot assume just because OPS Nav does it you can do it
> any code on the AS/400. That is only true if IBM gives you access to what
> they use to do it.
> If you can not get access or find out how Ops Nav does it. I would look at
> using data queues and LPR (line printer remote) (Remote outq). You can
> a data queue to an outq and it looks like IBM shows how to read data
> using VB to see what is in the out queue, somehow release or move the
> file, and LPR to get the actual report. I have never seen raw data in LPR
> so this maybe harder then I think. I think there are some LPR VB controls
> you can get.
> John Ross
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