The CL program is not different from any other program (i.e. COBOL OR RPG). That means you can call it from VB using the program call object or the QCMDEXC stored procedure. Some good examples can be found here.
Since OLE database is thread safe you can run it on the server. That means that you can use the OLE database provider to call the CL program from your asp pages. Some old, yet good, examples can be found here.
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This was first published in March 2003