There is now a new PTF available for the WebFacing server for both V5R4 and V6R1. The new PTF for each release includes the following updates to the WebFacing Server.
1) The server has been enhanced to support passwords with a maximum length of 10 or 128 characters (depending upon the system settings).
2) There is improved handling of communications errors when establishing a session as well as better detection of when user jobs have failed to start. This will eliminate the build-up of stale connections to the server. The communications changes may also result in a reduced CPW demand by the server.
3) The start-up of WebFacing sessions initiated with an EIM token has been corrected to prevent premature ending of the user job.
When updating the WebFacing server always make sure that the other IBM i operating system PTFs that the server depends upon are at or above the level documented on the WebFacing Server PTFs page. If the recommended PTFs are missing or below the documented level the WebFacing server may run incorrectly or not at all.[Read More]
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If you are still using the IBM WebFacing Tool as part of WDSC or are running your WebFacing workload on IBM i V5R4 or lower, but are contemplating an upgrade, then do not miss this online event.
This one-hour webinar is targetted towards existing WebFacing users and will provide information about:
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 11:30AM Eastern Daylight Time for one hour.
To register, e-mail your company name, contact name, phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address to Brian King at email@example.com or contact him at 1-919-254-4961.
After registering, you will receive additional information on how to join the webinar.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Brian King at the address above, or Al Grega at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: To view the recording of this call and to download the charts please visit Replay: Wondering about WebFacing Webinar . [Read More]
Did you know that if you're running V5R4 or later, you can make use the Integrated Web Application Server for i to run your WebFacing Web applications as an alternative to WAS? The server, also referred to as Light Weight Infrastructure (LWI), is free, open source, and bundled with your IBM i.
Curious? I originally planned for this post to be an LWI deployment how-to, but quickly found that a handy guide already existed showing you how to get started in glorious detail. There's also quite a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page that highlights some WebFacing-specific considerations.
HATS 126.96.36.199 fix pack is now available.
The HATS 188.8.131.52 fix pack includes fixes as well as these new enhancements:
*Host On-Demand custom table support in HATS
*Rational products Visual Editor support for use in creating HATS Rich Client transformations
*Automatic sorting of component and widget settings in the application.hap file rendering sets
*WebFacing migration update
For more information on this fix pack, please see Rational Host Access Transformation Services, Version 184.108.40.206 [Read More]
Hello and welcome to our new blog, WebFacing World!
We're part of the HATS development team working on the IBM WebFacing Tool, and are planning to use this blog to share how-to's, tips, hints, code samples, best practices, and the latest exciting news about WebFacing. And guess what? Since everyone is only responsible for 50 percent of every relationship, we promise to be 100 percent responsible of our 50 percent, and we encourage you to take charge of yours . That is, please tell us what you'd like to hear from us, whether it's how-to's about neat customization, more examples, tips for managing large projects, diagnosing problems, or anything else you're interested in.
For those of you not familiar with the IBM WebFacing Tool (part of the HATS Toolkit), it's used to convert existing 5250 interfaces where source is available to browser-based graphical user interfaces, letting you run your programs on the Web with few or no changes to your original IBM i applications.
Again, welcome! We are excited to have the opportunity to connect with you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
The WebFacing team [Read More]
Welcome to the HATS HotSpot!
We plan to use this space as a place to have discussions and enable collaboration between HATS users.
In case you are new to HATS, H A T S stands for Host Access Transformation Services. HATS enables you to quickly invest in Enterprise Modernization by allowing you to access your applications and transform the appearance and flow without needing to modify the back-end systems.
With HATS, you can extend your 3270 and 5250 host applications to the Web, to portlets, to rich clients, to web services, or to browsers on mobile devices quickly, easily, and with low risk. This can go even further to allow you to provide Web Services as SOA assets and create additional logic from customized code, or even create services from VT host applications!
You can improve the workflow and navigation of your host applications, without needing access to application source code.
The technology that HATS provides allows many different possibilities right from the beginning. Import BMS maps, use our WebFacing technology with your DDS source to automatically transform whole systems of screens, or just start off with the default renderings.
You can define transformations to extend and modernize individual and sets of screens, define additional business logic with data storable in global variables, use text replacements and global rule definitions to transform content, and let HATS automatically take care of the screens you haven't handled. Macros allow you redefine the flow directly or by creating Integration Objects which can be turned into services or their own web pages, even EJBs. With HATS you can even redefine how a user sees a Green Screen view, so that a list of selections can be recognized as a component of the screen and transformed into a drop down or links or removed altogether.
You can find more information about the HATS product at the HATS Product Site as well as the WebFacing and HATS technology blogs, sites, and discussions around the IBM Rational Cafés. We are looking forward to collaborating with everyone on many exciting ideas. [Read More]