Infoview Systems developed IBM i (AS400) connector for Mulesoft Anypoint and Web Transaction Framework to simplify consuming and producing APIs on IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i). The latest release facilitates communication between Mule application and IBM i components via data queues, as well as direct IBM i program and service program procedure call. The connector greatly accelerates the delivery and reduces the cost of developing APIs that wrap existing back-end business logic programs.

Version 1.1.0 - October 2018

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

3.6.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features

  • Added "procedure name" field to Program Call operation to support calling Service Program Procedurs directly from Mule application

  • Added External Structure support to Data Queue Listen, Read and Write operations, to further simplify exchanging the data between Mule application and IBM i back-end programs via data queues.

Version 1.0.3 - July 2018

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

3.6.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features

  • Added IASP support

Version 1.0.2 - October 2017

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

3.6.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features

  • Program Call operation / processor that has no limit on the number of parameters, supports most RPG data types (including date / time / timestamp), as well as data structures and arrays

  • Secure TLS communications with IBM i (AS400) is now supported

Fixed in this Release

  • Blank library list in Connection definition caused connection issues for IBM i OS versions 7.2 and 7.3

Known Issues

  • Due to Anypoint Studio behavior the parameter definitions added via connector GUI may be out of sequence after the Mule application changes are saved. Developers must go to XML view of the Mule code and confirm / update the parameter sequence to match IBM i program parameters.

Version 1.0.0 - November 2015

Compatibility Matrix

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

3.5.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Supported Operations:

Operation Description

Read Data Queue (Message Source)

Perpetually listen for new messages arriving to specific data queue

Read Data Queue (Processor)

Read messages from specific data queue as part of Mule flow

Write to Data Queue

Write messages to data queue

Command Call

Execute AS400 command call

Features and Functionality

  • Works with keyed and non-keyed data queues

  • Enables "peek" functionality to read message without removing it from the queue

  • Automatically recovers stale connections

Fixed in this Release

None.

Known Issues

None.

See Also

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