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Using an AJAX Library on the IBM i

Today’s video is a response to a question from one of our viewers, Wil Rikken, from McNess BV in the Netherlands.

In my video on Sending AJAX Requests to the IBM i, I suggested the use of AJAX libraries, instead of coding everything from scratch. I also demonstrated a snippet of code that uses the ajax() function that we package with all our tools for the IBM i.

Wil wanted more details on this particular function. So, I have asked David Russo, the main developer and architect of our JavaScript AJAX library, to provide all the particulars on how to use the ajax() function with POST, asynchronous mode, etc.

I am also making the AJAX Library and the corresponding documentation available as a free download in our Resources Section on the site. You can access it here.

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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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