Sounds like a good use-case for a document management system to gather and provide secure access to all those documents.
We offer document management software for IBMi and Windows based systems to capture and disseminate system generate reports and documents and documents from any other system as well.
We also have a component called IBMi Office Integrator which can be used from a green screen subfile to launch document searches or simply launch specific documents from a network drive or IFS for viewing if you decide to roll your own system.
Trying to keep track of multiple documents with similar or exact file names can get troublesome without a document management system that does that work for you.
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Director of Document Management
date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 19:18:16 +0200
from: Gad Miron <gadmiron@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: Getting to network placed documents from green-screen
Thanks Martin, Scott, Jim, Mark
The application that produces all those PDF docs is SAP Bussinnes One (SBO) ERP although the trigger(s) for it may be external.
Delivery note PDF docs are created by invoking a Web Service (supplied by
SBO) from our Green screen applications (using LIBHHTP routines) or by a CRM package (another 3rd party)
Receipts PDF docs are created internally by SBO or by invoking (another) Web Service from a home grown Web application (for internet payers )
Invoices are solely created internally by SBO.
All the A/M SBO processes put the generated PDF docs in a customer-document-directory on a Windowz server using the structure I've previously detailed.
(We have many other green screen legacy applications that creates PDF docs and Excel files and place them in directories much the same way , or just displays them and let the users mail/archive/print it themselves).
indexing those PDFs in a PF file is impractical me think.
and yes by calling STRPCCMD we are actually using Windows Explorer to open the documents or list the documents in a customer's directory.
(the most simple way)
While Googling I think I've seen a solution for wild card support using a .bat file but I've misplaced the link and can't find it.
Using a browser looks interesting, I'd love to see a sample as my skills outside the green world are not what they should have been.