FYI - there was a thread on this some time ago, and this entry gives some of the rationale, including getting over limitations of jt400.


Once at that page you can browse the thread.

If the reason cited are not of value, then this is not useful. And this is a personal matter. Richard has done a great job of working with .Net access to IBM i - that's another option, and if you know that approach, you probably don't need XMLSERVICE, either. If you are NOT using .Net, XMLSERVICE might be an alternative to jt400, so long as you can deal with the limitations related to return values from function calls. Things that are mentioned in the above-cited thread entry.

Anyhow, it is probably worth a look, and it is just as probably not for everyone.


On 2/6/2013 8:34 AM, Michael Ryan wrote:
Thanks Todd and Richard. those were my thoughts as well. I appreciate your

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Richard Schoen <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

I have played with it in regards to .Net and didn't find anything new I
couldn't already accomplish. However it was interesting to play with and I
created my own .Net wrapper around it.

If you want to keep your code open and can do DB access or stored
procedures, there's no reason to use it in my opinion.

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date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 13:41:06 -0500
from: Michael Ryan <michaelrtr@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: [WEB400] PHP XMLSERVICE Toolkit Advantages

I'm looking at the new PHP toolkit, and I'm not sure what the advantages
are with that vs. just rolling your own with the db2* functions. What's
your impression?


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