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Getting return value of an executable

Posted on 2004-09-26
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HI,

I have a powerbuilder program connecting to AS400 machine. From this program, I run an executable to connect to AS400 database. But, if the user id/password is wrong, I get a popup message from AS400 machine directly and if user enters it correctly, I am unable to capture this new id/pwd in order to use in subsequent windows.
So we have thought of following solution:
1) Find anyway to suppress the message from As400.
2) Get the return value of the executable, and re-connect to AS400.

Can anyone tell me whether this is possible.

Regards
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hi,

Solution 1:
i do not know much abt AS400, but i have a query....
can u send the new id/pwd entered by the user in AS400 to an ini file(any text file named as an ini extention)...so the PB application can pick it from there for subsequent logins...

Solution 2:
Can u try and suppress the message from AS400... if u can do that then show a PB application login screen and accept new id/pwd... send this to an ini file and ur AS400...
u can copy new id/pwd to an ini file created by u by using the function SetProfileString()...


Dont know much abt AS400 so going by assumptions...

Cheers,
Rosh
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by:AxfordA
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Do not try to connect to the AS400 using the password and user id entered. Use a preset valid user and password combination, to connect to the DB (restricted), that allows you to validate the currently entered user Id and password, after verfification disconnect from the DB. If the user/password combination is valid go ahead and make the connections, using the entered value, otherwise ask for new password until your happy.

Cheers
Alan
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by:Bhatti
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Never use the ini file for ID/Password etc.

Use the Idle Event of the Application.

Best regards

Bhatti
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