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new to xml-into opcode

I'm trying to understand the web tech. of AS/400 V5r4. How does XML-into op code works. I was looking for some open source and example. it says


         xmlfile = '/my/ifs/path/to/students.xml';

         options = 'doc=file +
                    path=RequestForUICGroup/RequestForUIC +
                    case=any +
                    allowextra=yes +

My questions is how do i refer my pc xml file in AS/400.  what does
xmlfile = '/my/ifs/path/to/students.xml';
this link means. Do i need to create any folder on as/400 to export my students.xml file ? if yes, how does IFS works. ?

xmlfile = '/my/ifs/path/to/students.xml';

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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
The IFS is just a windows or Unix-style hierarchical file system that coexists with the native file system.  Conceptually, the native file system ( called QSYS.LIB in IFS lingo) is just one of may file systems under the IFS "root" file system.

You can use System i Navigator (a Windows program that ships with Client Access) to browse the IFS, or you can use the WRKLNK command to browse through the IFS.

The IFS "root", is the "/" directory, and other directories and file ssystems are organized under the root.

The line

xmlfile = '/my/ifs/path/to/students.xml';,

is an example of an IFS-style pathname, and should be replaced in your program with the actual path (just like Unix or Windows) to the XML file that you want to reference.  You will probably need to create a folder in the ifs:

MKDIR '/yourFolderNameGoesHere/'

Then put your XML document into that folder.  You can use FTP or Navigator, or just use the EDTF command and type it in manually.

Before doing anything else, I suggest that you read this section of the Information Center on the IFS:


- Gary Patterson

tkshatriyaAuthor Commented:
Thank you. It worked. I review the article and trying to setup XML link. I still have one more questions I'm trying to set up ILE program to transfer data from DB/2 to XML. Do you recommend any books or article which is easy to understand and explain the XML-into opcode in detail. We have Iseries database and want to integrate with Peoplesoft (sql). Any recommendation, books , article apperciated.

Thank you
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