I wouldn't rely on an external service for something internal in the
long-run. YOURLS (http://yourls.org/) is a PHP URL shortener that you
can you run on your own systems. And it has it's own API that is
compatible with most other URL shorteners. Now of course you need PHP
on a internal server to run it, but I love it. That way you can get as
short as you want. http://a/sa42

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Mike Wills
http://mikewills.me



On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Brian May <bmay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I assume you need to shorten the URL so that you can use STRPCCMD.  You can most definitely get tinyURL to work, but maybe you don't have to.

Have you considered creating a symbolic link to shorten your url?  If you created a symbolic link in your htdocs folder called "d" and pointed it to "FileNexus/BrowserClient/", you could shorten your url to "http://rgc-filenexus/d/directlink.aspx?fid=58&cid=32&iid=23&iv=100377101' which would most likely be short enough for STRPCCMD.

Of course, I don't know all the specifics of your server setup and your doc management software, but I think this could work for you.

HTH,

Brian May

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Smith, Mike
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:27 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Httpapi and tinyurl

I have a project where I need to call a url(that accesses our document
management system) from within an RPG program.

I have experimented with building a .bat file before but I don't like
that solution, so I thought about using TINYURL to return a shorter link
that I can call.

So do to that I thought I would use Scotts HTTPAPI stuff.

I have this mostly working, but I'm not getting the correct link back
from tinyurl.

So I have this
'http://rgc-filenexus/FileNexus/BrowserClient/directlink.aspx?fid=58&cid
=32&iid=23&iv=100377101'

I expect to get back this from TinyUrl
http://tinyurl.com/3ohj5m4

Instead I'm getting
http://tinyurl.com/3o7lzto

Which translates to this

'http://rgc-filenexus/FileNexus/BrowserClient/directlink.aspx?fid=58'

I have been through the program and I don't see anywhere where I'm
truncating anything.    Any idea why this is happening?


Basics of the code are below

 C                   Eval      URL = 'http://rgc-filenexus/FileNexus/+
 C                             BrowserClient/directlink.aspx?+
 C                             fid=58&cid=32&iid=23&iv=100377101'

 C**  The only diff between using HTTPwserClientg HTTP is
 C**  the URL that we pass.  It starts with 'https://'
 C                   Eval      PostURL  = 'http://tinyurl.com/api-+
 C                                         create.php?url='
 C                   Eval      PostData = URL
 C
 C                   callp      HTTP_SetFileCCSID(819)
 C                   Eval      rc = http_url_post(%trim(PostURL) +
 C                                    %trim(postdata)
 C                                    : mypointer
 C                                    : %len(PostData)
 C                                    : logfile
 C                                    : HTTP_TIMEOUT
 C                                    : HTTP_USERAGENT)

Thanks

Mike



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