Thanks, Richard.

I will look into using the shell for my node commands.


-----Original Message-----
From: OpenSource <opensource-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of
Richard Schoen
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:31
To: opensource@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [IBMiOSS] Node/Express/DB2

I second the opinion on using ODBC perhaps so you can code in Windows and
quickly deploy in the IFS.

One other thought that could be contributing: If you are using CALL QP2TERM
there are potential issues with multi-threading that could be at work. In
other words not available.

Potentially better to use SSH and bash if you can to run the node commands
from an SSH shell. Then multi-threading should not be an issue.

I was a die-hard QSH/QP2TERM user until I discovered using SSH, bash and my
good buddy Midnight Commander.

Richard Schoen
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


message: 1
date: Wed, 3 Jun 2020 10:26:46 -0500
from: Steve M via OpenSource <opensource@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: [IBMiOSS] Node/Express/DB2

Okay, I surrender. The divot on my desk, matching my forehead, is getting
quite deep from repeated pounding.

I am sure I am missing something very simple here, but for the life of me I
can't figure out what.

Developed a project, on my PC, using Node and using NPM installed Express,
Path, JDBC and it works fine being locally hosted and accessing data on DB2.

Created a new folder on my IFS, then went to Call QP2Term and navigated to
the folder. NPM INIT worked fine. NPM install of Express and Path, no

Tried to NPM install JDBC and received a failure, as near as I can tell,
from this: as400 Error: java@0.12.1 <mailto:java@0.12.1> install:
`node-gyp rebuild`

It seems to be related to a child-process rebuild during the install. After
being unable to resolve this issue, I then found an example which was using

"var db = require('/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/Node/os400/db2i/lib/db2');

I looked in my IFS and have nothing like that. My Node installation appears
to be here: /QOpenSys/pkgs/lib/nodejs8

I am sure I have gotten myself all twisted up somewhere.

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