Paradigm Corporation
2009 UNITE Conference

Presentation materials from the November 2009 UNITE Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Using Application Data Access (MCP-4021)

Abstract

There are a number of ways to access DMSII databases from outside the MCP environment -- including ODBC and OLE DB -- but can MCP applications directly access databases on other systems? Yes! The Application Data Access (ADA) product implements an API that allows MCP applications to connect to virtually any data source having a Windows-compliant ODBC driver.

The speaker will present an overview of the ADA product and the steps to install and configure it, along with an introduction to the ADA API used with COBOL applications. The API discussion will focus on connecting to external databases, preparing and executing SQL statements, and accessing the data in result sets. The speaker will also briefly cover the portion of the API that enables discovery of the schema and server capabilities for ODBC data sources. Examples and a demonstration of MCP programs using ADA will be presented.

Presenter Paul Kimpel
Slides & Notes Presentation slides and notes as Adobe Acrobat .PDF (252 KB)
Resources The source and example files used with the Application Data Access presentation. All contained in a single ZIP archive file. (80 KB)
 

Using MCP EMAIL (MCP-4005)

Abstract

The use of email has become ubiquitous for business communications, and automatic generation of emails by computer systems is now a common feature, both for application output and for system administration. The MCP natively supports a basic email client, email output is available through Enterprise Output Manager, and there are third-party solutions for the MCP as well.

The speaker will briefly review general email technology and the email facilities available to the MCP applications environment, including the MCP EMAIL utility, Enterprise Output Manager, and third-party solutions. The presentation will focus on using the EMAIL utility for simple messaging and file delivery. The speaker will present examples of email event notification from a real lights-out operating environment, file transfer using email, and the use of the EMAIL utility API.

Presenter Paul Kimpel
Slides & Notes Presentation slides and notes as Adobe Acrobat .PDF (253 KB)
Resources The source and example files used with the MCP EMAIL presentation. All contained in a single ZIP archive file. (135 KB)

 


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