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I'll start by introducing myself and my background and then hopefully explain what information i'm looking for. I'm a COBOL developer for an insurance company based here in Ireland. I'd like to think of myself as been proficient at programming and at navigating my way around the AS/400. I have experience in other non-AS/400 languages, VB, C++ and the like but not in a working environment. question. From reading posts from other people on here, there are alot of questions on how to link the AS/400 yo other machines and way to extract information from the AS/400. An example of this would be using ODBC and MS Query to perform queries or extract information from the AS/400. This area is a particular area i would like to gain more knowledge on...i.e. connecting the AS/400 to others systems and information exchange between them. I'm coming into this as a beginner as we do not use or do anything like this where i work, but i see it as an area with great benefits. I was hoping someone out there could give me a few pointers as to where i might start to get to terms with all this, be it a book or a website or where ever. Thanking you in advance.

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You didn’t say much about the database but let’s assume it’s AS/400 DB2. You have many options, even if you are using Oracle, MySQL etc..

If DB2 you can use DB2 Connect, it requires a separate license if not already owned.

You can use SQL Server DTS on a PC as a go between.

JDBC or ODBC using home-grown Queries.

You can crate a DB2 Staging DB on the “other platform (also not mentioned) using Federated Database.

You can use High-Speed Unload/Load.

You can EXPORT AS Delimited and Import.

The correct solution depends on the needs, whether Batch or Realtime is preferred.

Another convenience is MQ Series and/or WebShere or BEAs WebLogic.

StartGoogling, write down the requirements and row sizes and number of tables and we can better determine a viable solution, of which there are many.

– Corey from Falls Church

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