I have been asked if Applinx has any capability to pull data from the mainframe, as it does for an excel spreadsheet, and then display it graphically. Certain individuals viewed presentations using Cognos software and would like the same functionality.
This is actually a pure web development task, only the information is pulled from the mainframe screen and not from database (like in pure web application).
ApplinX can easily pull the data from the MF and make it available in the web application. However, we don’t have such a graphic UI component.
So, first of all, you need to look for a UI component which supports (API) your based platform (JSP or.NET). There are a lot of components in the internet (some free and some need to be purchased). These components usually provide an example code on how to adopt and use them in web page.
Then, you will need to get the information from the ApplinX base application by using the base object (screen content or path response), pull the data and insert it into the graphic component.
Hope this helps,