Katie wrote in with this question recently:
Where can I get information to be able to retrieve data from a PC (or possibly be able to access data from IFS all day long) to the iSeries. I need to be able to have the iSeries open in communication all day long to a PC, PC Server or IFS to be able to retrieve data from a balance weight station and have it updated to the iSeries databases. I have a PC guy programming the PC side to access the data from the balance station to a file which can reside on a PC server or the iSeries IFS. But I am not sure how to get the iSeries to access the data and update the file instantly.
I plan to have an iSeries screen (written in RPG LE) available to the user at the time they are weighing the chemical, but am not sure how to access the weight to validate and update the screen.
I am not familiar with iSeries Navigator so I'm not sure if there's something there that would help or what is available these days. I appreciate any help or directions you can give on this.
-- Deb Tart, associate editor