I’m very new on the webmethods stuff, so sorry when my question is not clear or not in the right menu…
We want to use Webmethods’ Broker on an AS/400 in a COBOL environment. Does anyone know if the C API’s can be used on AS/400 or is there another way to communicate with the broker? (JAVA is not desired).
Jemo, webMethods offers a Global Field Adapter (GFA) for the AS/400.
AS/400 Field Adapter Highlights:
Call Programs on AS/400 - The Cobol API you are trying to access should be an AS/400 program that you can invoke by calling ‘CALL LIB\XXX.PGM’
Call CL Commands on AS/400
Read/Write from Sequential Data Queues
Read/Write from Keyed Data Queues
Data Queue Listeners for outbound Notifications from AS/400
Integrated UI (DSP Pages) for Managing AS/400 Data Sources
The AS/400 field adapter has been tested on Integration Server 4.6 and webMethods 6.0.1 on Windows 2000
The AS/400 adapter does not support Hierarchical record structures for reading/writing from Programs or Data Queues
You can get more information on this adapter from the Global Field Adapter group at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact your webMethods Sales Rep, or go to the webMethods Advantage website at: http://advantage.webmethods.com
Go to: Home > Global Field Adapter Program > Available Adapters
a) You can have broker clients on AS400. These broker clients can use the broker C API. Broker clients publish & subscribe-to documents.
b) webMethods broker server cannot be installed/configured on an AS400. OS400 to my knowledge is not a supported OS for webMethods Broker.
c) webMethods AS400 field adapter is a super charged IS package that enables IS services to call CL/RPG programs and do other operations as identified in Wayne’s note.
Hi Uday. Can you not use the broker Java api on the AS/400 ? You mention using the C API. There is a Java Toolkit for the AS/400…