applicative interfaces :
a collection of OS/400 commands to
send a file to a given network.
commands ensure the independence with regard to
the network : for example, IPSNDEDI OBJFIL(COMMAND)
NOMLOG(MYSUPPLIER) requests TBT/400 to
send the file COMMAND to the correspondent MYSUPPLIER whose
address is found in the directory.
instructions constitute a 1st level API that
will be the most frequently used. They call a 2nd
level API whose functionalities are more complete
and is accessible by RPG, COBOL, and C programs.
the time of the transmission request, a capability
of copying the file to be transmitted exists; TBT/400 therefore takes
a copy, and works using this copy. This allows:
dissociation of the TBT/400 transmission
application; as soon as the request for transmission
is accepted, the application can once again work on
the initial file (otherwise , the transmission being
asynchronous, the application must prohibit the use
of the file until it has been fully processed by TBT/400, otherwise
it has to create its own file).
provide an archive of transmitted files identical to
the archive of received files.
of events to application
order to keep the applications directly informed, the different
level acknowledgments can be transmitted to them. This
allows the applications to track the life of a message
(this is in addition to the systematic archiving effected
after receipt of a file, can manage an application process
in several ways:
start-up of the process : linked to the direct receipt
of messages from the network, this permits the processing
of the files as and when they arrive.
of the file and start-up of the process via a TBT/400 command
of the file and start-up of the process not effected
by TBT/400, however the processing being
controlled by TBT/400
a storage of the file, TBT/400 ignoring
future processing applications.
choice is effected via an external parameter;
in the first three cases the application codification
is identical; therefore it is possible to change the
mode by direct parameter.;.
set of (compiled) commands provides the access to information
available in TBT/400. These
commands constitute a 1st level API which
will be the most frequently used. As in the case of
transmission, they call a second level API whose
functionalities are more complete and accessible by RPG, COBOL,
and C programs.
OBJLIB(&LIB) OBJFIL(&FIL) OBJMBR(&MBR)
NOMLOG(&NAME) expands the variables &LIB, &FIL, &MBR
with characteristics of the received file, and &NAME
with the name of the correspondent sending the file. Optionally,
the quasi-totality of the fields of the network envelope
are also accessible.
model of the reception program (in CLP) is available.
This model is operational, only the part ‘user processing’
remains to be completed. If an application program possessing
an input file is available, it is possible to interface
with TBT/400 in only a few minutes.