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PC5250 / Web integration

You can easily integrate your AS/400 with an Internet application by simply inserting a Web URL into a display file.

You can easily integrate your AS/400 with an Internet application by simply inserting a Web URL into a display file and enabling the "Execute URL" option under Hotspots Setup, which can be found on the PC5250 "Assist" menu.

A good example of a useful application of this concept would be to allow tracking of shipments right from an order inquiry screen. You simply need to create a file of shipping company website URL's and append the data that needs to be sent along with the URL. For example, Yellow Freight trucking company's Web site will allow you to track by URL using the following URL;

http://www2.yellowcorp.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/applogic+yfsgentracing.E000YfsTrace?diff=protrace&PRONumber=

you would simply need to have your program take this information and append the tracking number. In the end your users will be able to track the shipment by simply clicking on the URL from within their PC5250 session.


This was last published in August 2001

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