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Call iseries remote procedure from DTS using url

Posted on 2006-07-19
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I need to call an iseries remote procedure to generate the file that I need to import in DTS.

Here is the deal:

The AS400 team has created a remote procedure that can be called by a url.
If I type the url in a browser it runs a rpg program that exports data to my server. Then all I have to do is import the file.
The problem I am having is in how to call the remote procedure from DTS.
I need to either call the url from DTS or call the remote procedure directly from DTS.
Any help is appreciated.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>I need to either call the url from DTS or call the remote procedure directly from DTS.<<
No different than executing a URL from the Command Line.  Therefore you can use an Execute Process Task.  However your biggest challenge will be to wait until it has finished, before executing the import.  You may want to schedule the first part separate from the second part.
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by:EVANFAGER
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That seemed to work but I still have a question. I typed the browser path in the win32 process line and the url in the parameter and it brought up the browser with the correct url. I set the timeout and it closed the browser but gave me the following error: The process created by a task did not terminate within the time specified
How do I close the browser without getting the error?
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Anthony Perkins earned 500 total points
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To be honest I have no idea.  I have never done it that way our SQL Servers never have access to the Internet.  I will see if I get a chance to test it out tonight when I get home.
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by:EVANFAGER
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That's cool thanks, I can handle it with error handling. FYI though, we don't open our servers up to the internet either it's on our intranet.
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