Sending AJAX Requests to the IBM i (iSeries / AS400) Server


To fully utilize AJAX on the System i (iSeries/AS400) system, you need to learn about 3 simple things:

  1. How to make requests from the browser to the server
  2. How to respond to these requests with RPG or another web-capable language
  3. How to process that response within the browser

In this video, I talk about making requests, which can be tricky. Unless… you utilize an AJAX library. With an AJAX library in place, it’s really simple to make server requests either directly from HTML code or from a Rich Internet Application platform.

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  1. #1 by Wil Rikken on June 17, 2009 - 6:11 am

    Have I missed part two of this series?

    Where can I find the specs for the other parameters for the “ajax”-function?

  2. #2 by Alex Roytman on June 21, 2009 - 1:29 pm

    We will be posting more videos on the subject of AJAX. We just released one yesterday about generating an AJAX response with RPG or PHP.

    We are shooting a video now that describes the ajax() function in greater detail. It will be available in approximately 2 weeks from today. We will also be creating a resources section on the site as well, where you will be able to download the ajax library itself and the documentation for it.

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