Solved

CGI on AS400

Posted on 2002-04-22
2
800 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
Hi,

Some time ago I created a RPG-program that generates a web page on the AS400. (in the /QSYS.LIB/STCKLIB.LIB, so not in a folder)
This page is updated 2 times a day. Because the update time is only 2 to 3 seconds, I like to call this program with a CGI script.

I already did the following:
- I changed the output from a Source file to buffer like :
 C                   EVAL      #LINE = SRCDTA                
 C                   EVAL      #LENGTH = %len(%trim(#LINE))  
 C                   CALLB     'QtmhWrStout'                
 C                   PARM                    #LINE          
 C                   PARM                    #LENGTH        
 C                   PARM                    #ERR            

- I tried to make a CGI script from some examples, but I can not figureout how to do this.

Is there anybody who knows how to build such CGI-script and how to run it ?

Thanx.
0
Comment
Question by:theo kouwenhoven
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:zyassine
ID: 7037534
To use CGI, the first thing to send to StdOut should be
the string "Content-type: text/html\n\n"
"\n" is the linefeed in C language. On ILE RPG/400 and ILE COBOL/400, linefeed is x'15' (hex), so you can use something like this to define it:

Dlinefeed         C                   x'15'


For the configuration on the HTTP server side will have something like this:

Map  /cgi-bin/* /cgi-bin/*.pgm
Exec /cgibin/* /qsys.lib/mylib.lib/*

where mylib will contain the CGI program.

0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Journeyman earned 100 total points
ID: 7453601
I have used an excellent free tool for creating CGI programs on my AS/400.  If you go to www-922.ibm.com/en you will find CGIDEV2.  It's essentially a server program with functions that allow you to dynamically write HTML pages based on user-created templates.  It's fairly straightforward and easy to understand by examining the provides examples.  I originally used it to create page-at-a-time web pages to display system reports.  I had a good prototype up and running in 2 or 3 days and I had virtually no HTML experience and zero CGI programming experience before that.  I think it will be worth the time to check it out.

Good luck.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Preface In the first article: A Better Website Login System (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_2902.html) I introduced the EE Collaborative Login System and its intended purpose. In this article I will discuss some of the design consideratio…
It's sometimes a bit tricky to use date functions in Oracle BPEL. I'll explain quickly how you can add N days to the current date. In a BPEL process this can be useful, and you can adapt it to fit your needs. First of all, let's see how to add 1 …
Viewers will learn about if statements in Java and their use The if statement: The condition required to create an if statement: Variations of if statements: An example using if statements:
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question