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Opening an MS Word document in the iSeries

Can I open an MS Word document in the iSeries system? We have a V3R7 server and use Client Access to access the...

server. Can we use STRPCO command, or is there any other command?

Using the STRPCO and STRPCCMD commands, you can use the server to open a window on the PC to display the word document. Any other alternative would require custom programs for the PC as well as the AS/400-iSeries system. A simple example of what you are attempting to do is:

 
             PGM        PARM(&SERVER &PCFILE)                        
             DCL        VAR(&SERVER) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)             
             DCL        VAR(&PCFILE) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(128)            
                                                                     
             CHKOBJ     OBJ(QTEMP/STRPCO) OBJTYPE(*DTAARA)           
          MONMSG     MSGID(CPF9801) EXEC(DO)                         
             CRTDTAARA  DTAARA(QTEMP/STRPCO) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1) +    
                          TEXT('Start PCO Data Area')                
             STRPCO     PCTA(*NO)                                    
             MONMSG     MSGID(IWS4010)                               
          ENDDO                                                      
                                                                     
             STRPCCMD   PCCMD('START' *BCAT '' *CAT &SERVER *CAT + 
         'documents' *CAT &PCFILE) PAUSE(*NO)                      
  /* This string should end up being something like    +             
    START MYAS400documentsword.doc          */                   
ENDG:        ENDPGM     

This would assume that the user is using Client Access to access the iSeries and that the remote command processes are turned on in their configuration on the PC.

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