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IBM i Access for Windows Toolkit - Visual Basic Script


The following sample programs are available to help develop IBM i Access for Windows applications using Visual Basic Script:


ActiveX automation objects

  • vbsallob.exe – Visual Basic Script sample using the IBM i Access for Windows automation objects.

    This Visual Basic Script sample uses the IBM i Access for Windows automation objects to perform the following:

    • Retrieve the list of IBM i systems which have previously been connected
    • Specify a new IBM i to access
    • Retrieve information about an IBM i, such as the: IP address, host version and release levels, password expiration date, number of active connections, etc.
    • Call an IBM i API to retrieve a list of user libraries on the server
    • Call an IBM i API to retrieve a list of data queues in a library
    • Create and delete libraries
    • Create and delete data queues
    • Query the attributes of data queues
    • Send and receive data using data queues
    • Convert strings and numeric data between host and PC formats
    • Retrieve information about the IBM i Access for Windows code installed on the PC

    This sample requires the file cwbxvbs.inc which is installed in the Include directory as part of the IBM i Access for Windows Toolkit. This file must be in the same directory as the files from this sample.

    Note: If you get the following error while running this script:
    "ActiveX component can't create object: 'createobject'"
    please see Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q195826.

Document information

More support for: Power Systems

Version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: T1027203

Modified date: 28 March 2018


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