RPG extractor is unavailable in Designer, looking to use RPC for AS/400 program invocation

What product/components do you use and which version/fix level are you on?

IS & AS/400 adapter 10.7 & 10.11 latest fixes

Is your question related to the free trial, or to a production (customer) instance?

Licensed to commercial customer

What are you trying to achieve? Please describe it in detail.

Trying to invoke RPG program via RPC server.
It is clear how to configure RPC server, but it is not clear how to extract IDL from RPG programs as such extractor is not available in Designer.

Do you get any error messages? Please provide a full error message screenshot and log file.

No, we are still in development, and looking for tooling to create IDL for specific RPG programs.

Have you installed all the latest fixes for the products and systems you are using?

Yes, all latest fixes are installed

It seems to be other tooling out there to create IDL from RPG program, or this should be done manually by the RPG programmer ?

Hi Leonard,

There’s no EntireX IDL extraction tool for RPG programs on AS400, it might be possible to do this manually.
Please note that Software AG has decided to stop supporting AS400 as a platform for all products, including EntireX and ApplinX, by the end of this year, so this will also apply to the RPC server component running on the AS400 machine.
Depending on your exact integration scenario, from a technical point of view, it might be possible to continue with it through our zero-footprint integration scenarios.

Note: From a technical point of view, ApplinX can also invoke RPG programs directly on AS400 in a zero- footprint option.


Hi Gadi,

Thank you very much for your feedback.

The customer has core business capability on AS/400 and is trying to leverage access to it via API using webMethods platform. The integration scenario is to invoke RPG program via AS/400 adapter or AS/400 RPC server.

I will appreciate more information on the zero-footprint options.

Thank you in advance

Here are the relevant sections in the Dcoumentation:

EntireX RPC Server for IBM® AS/400®

Introduction to the RPC Server for AS/400

Introduction to the EntireX Adapter

Connection Parameters for AS/400 Connections

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I have created IDL manually after studing RPG and RPC works via custom client and IS EXX adapter.

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