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Major Expansion of Ehllapi to Support 5250 Work Station Feature-Type Sessions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101218D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Arroyo, K: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is an expansion to the Emulation High Level Language Application Programming Interface (EHLLAPI) product to support 5250 WSF type emulation sessions in addition to the 3270 type already supported. 5250 WSF emulation sessions include those with AS/400* and System 36-type hosts.

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Major Expansion of Ehllapi to Support 5250 Work Station Feature-Type Sessions

       Disclosed is an expansion to the Emulation High Level
Language Application Programming Interface (EHLLAPI) product to
support 5250 WSF type emulation sessions in addition to the 3270 type
already supported. 5250 WSF emulation sessions include those with
AS/400* and System 36-type hosts.

      The Emulator High Level Language Programming Interface is an
IBM product that enables interaction between 3270 and 5250-type
emulation sessions running under the OS/2* Extended Edition 1.2
Communications Manager. An EHLLAPI application program acts as a
programmed operator (a program that performs and monitors activities
in a workstation that are usually done by a human). Examples of this
are:
1. Automation of repetitive tasks ;2. Consolidation of several
complicated tasks into a single simple task.
 3. Simplification of existing host application interfaces.
 4. The monitoring of response time and availability.
 5. Automation of console operations.

      In prior release of EHLLAPI only 3270 type emulation sessions
were supported. In OS/2 EE 1.2 this expanded to support 5250-type
emulation sessions. This expansion is done in a manner that provides
a consistent interface to application programs regardless of
emulation session type.  This allows new and existing applications to
be developed that will work independent of the host type, providing
application developers with and important...