On 04/10/2007, Danforth, Ken <kdanforth@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

We have a customer that wants to send us a URL link to an Excel file. If I am in a browser I can click the link and then click "Save" and so on. But I want to automate the retrieval of the file. Is there any way to retrieve this file using a program on the iSeries?

Hi Ken

You could do it through Scott Klement's HTTPAPI -
http://www.scottklement.com/httpapi/ - which will require a little

Another way is to run one of the *nix url grabbers that run in PASE -
both curl and wget are available. Unfortunately the main source for
these AIX utilities, aixpdslib - the AIX Public Domain Software
Library, was retired recently, though it appears there is at least one
mirror[1] available -

Regards, Martin
[1] I have a local copy of the aixpdslib archive so I can make them
available from my site if the mirror doesn't work for you.

This thread ...


Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2020 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].