The RPG XML Suite!
BVSTools is proud to have recently partnered with Krengel
Technology, Inc. to bring you the
RPG-XMLSuite. This is in response to the overwhelming
request from customers wanting to do web services from
RPG without the need for Java. By combining our resources
we are able to offer iSeries shops the best toolset
for composing, transmitting and parsing XML, SOAP and
other documents right from the iSeries RPG environment.
The RPG-XML Suite allows you to communicate with web
services from your iSeries using only RPG giving you
the ability to extend your existing RPG business logic
and DB2 data to other systems that need to gain access
to it. No Java or Websphere is used or required!
Because the RPG-XML Suite is 100% iSeries native there
is no additional hardware or software required.
Krengel Technology, Inc. also offers professional services
for implementing your organization's first round of
web services that are specific to your business initiatives.
Save valuable time and resources with the RPG-XML Suite
and collaborating with Krengel Technology, Inc. at the
forefront of your web service initiatives.
You can download a free trial of the RPG-XML Suite
by visiting www.rpg-xml.com!
Is It Time to Upgrade Your Software?
Upgrading versions of our software is FREE!
There is no charge for upgrading software except in
rare cases. For example, if you are running a version
Spooled File Tools (SPLTOOL) earlier than v8.00
and are using the SPL2EMAIL command to email spooled
files, when you upgrade your version of SPLTOOL you
will also need to install (and purchase)
eMail Tool (MAILTOOL).
So, if you find that you are a few releases behind
on any of our software, feel free to download and install
the latest version. There are upgrade instructions with
each download and full release notes showing the fixes,
updates and changes that were applied for each version
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't
hesitate to contact
PLAIN and LOGIN Authentication supported with MAILTOOL
Plus has been updated to support both PLAIN and
LOGIN SMTP authentication. Some SMTP servers and email
relays require the use of authentication. With this
new update you can easily provide an SMTP Authentication
user id and password if required. Contact us for more
information on this feature.
All Software Now Requires V4R5 or higher
For years we have supported our software at the lowest
possible OS release. For quite a while this limit has
been V3R2, but because of limitations and updates as
well as IBM support for older operating system versions,
in the future all of our software will require a minimum
Older versions of the software that are supported on
earlier OS versions will still be available upon request,
but will not be supported (unless it is the current
Logical Partitions and Registration Keys
Over a year ago BVSTools implemented a logical partition
registration practice. This included charging 1/2 price
for software that will be run on any additional partition
on a machine in which full price has already been paid.
To this date the registration key for each partition
has been the same as the main partition, but this will
be changing in future releases. When this change does
occur we will place notes in the readme.txt file of
each download with instructions on how to receive your
new keys for partitions that you have already purchased.
If you are currently running the software on multiple
partitions but have only paid for one copy of the software,
us so we can update our records and get this straightened
out. This will help things go much more smoothly when
this change takes place.
This week's FAQ Snap Shot is taken from the SPLTOOL
FAQ page located at http://docs.bvstools.com/home.
Q: When converting spooled files to PDF, SPLTOOL
works fine for spooled files 132 wide, but spooled files
wider than this get truncated. Do you have a solution??
A: Yes. SPLTOOL has a command named SPLTOOL PDF Configuration
(SPLPDFCFG) that allows you to set up the attributes
of the created PDF file. These attributes are based
on the original spooled file's attributes. You can read
more about this command and how it works in the online
More FAQs can be found at http://www.bvstools.com/faq.html.
FAQs specific to software can be found in the software
documentation section at http://docs.bvstools.com/home.
The SPLTOOL Suite
Suite combines our three most popular tools and
gives you an easy way to convert and distribute your
spooled files in PDF, HTML, Text, RTF or other formats.
will give you the power to convert *SCS spooled files
into PDF, HTML, Text or RTF formats.
gives you the power to convert *AFPDS spooled files
into PDF, TIFF or PCL files.
is the email "engine" that allows you to easily
send emails from your iSeries.
Put all of these together and you've got powerful report
distribution package that allows you to send spooled
files via email, transfer them via FTP, view them on
the web, or save them all for archival purposes!
For more information on the SPLTOOL
Suite feel free to visit http://www.bvstools.com/spltoolsuite.html