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Mike Troxclaire
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Hi..
I am trying to call RPG applications from Java but have never done it before. Does anybody know if any good links or tutorials to do such stuff. Thanks in advance.
 
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Are you doing this from a Servlet?

This forum is for Servlet questions. There are other forums that might be more appropriate for this type of question. I am going to move this thread to one of those forums.

Good Luck and welcome to JavaRanch

Mark
 
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It's called iseries Toolbox for Java, or something like that.
Bunch of classes that encapsulate as/400 command/program calls, file access etc.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r3/ic2924/index.htm?info/rzahh/pgmc.htm
 
Mike Troxclaire
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Thanks a lot James. I will look into the tutorials. I appreciate your help.
 
Mike Troxclaire
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Hi James,

I have another question for you if you do not mind. I am a Java programmer and have very little knowledge about RPG ILE or RPG III. I want to learn RPG ILE or RPGLE as they call it. Are there any good websites that you can recommend for starters. Any good books that you can recommend? This information would be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance.
 
Mike Troxclaire
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Hey James,

Thanks a bunch for all your help. These links will surely get me started. I hope:-). Thanks again.

Mike.
 
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Originally posted by Mike Troxclaire:
I am a Java programmer ... I want to learn RPG ILE or RPGLE


You really should stay away from whatever it is you're smoking, dude
 
Mike Troxclaire
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Hey Junilu,

Is RPG that bad to learn? I just want to learn it so that I do not have to depend on others to code RPG apps and not understand what they are trying to do!!. I understand that RPG is a "minicomputer" language but it cant be that bad...

Mike.
[ September 03, 2004: Message edited by: Mike Troxclaire ]
 
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Originally posted by Mike Troxclaire:
I understand that RPG is a "minicomputer" language but it cant be that bad...
[ September 03, 2004: Message edited by: Mike Troxclaire ]


Well, it's not bad but it's not something that I would call "fun" either. Java is fun. To me, RPG is a weird mix of COBOL and assembly. Plus there's the report cycle that you have to work with (although RPG-ILE allows you to code that feels more "natural"). I had to use RPG early on in my career and I never liked it. YMMV.
 
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