You correctly inserted “program”:
(which will call my <b>program</b> interactively)
The TP (third party) software is a translation software (we use it for X12 transactions). We can send element data to a custom progrm (my RPGLE program), save it in the program, perform any function like any other program, and can return values to the output file from the translation job. I will ask the tech dept if they can journal the file, they may not agree to. Thanks for the suggestion.