Web Site Updates
We recently added two new features to the BVSTools.com
website - the Download Queue and a Shopping Cart.
The Download Queue is used to make downloading multiple
pieces of software easier and faster. Instead of downloading
each piece of software one at a time, now you can simply
browse our site and select the "Add to Download
Queue" button on each piece of software's home
When you are done selecting the software you want to
download, you can then use the Download Queue to download
all of the software at once as well as request a trial
key for every software title in your download queue.
The Shopping Cart is a new feature that makes purchasing
BVSTools software easier. When you are ready to purchase
software, simply visit the software title's page and
select the "Add to Shopping Cart" link for
each piece of software you would like to purchase. When
you are done, you can "Checkout" and select
your payment method to complete the transaction.
If you have any ideas on how to make our site more
functional and easy to use, feel free to contact
RPG World 2007
Bradley V. Stone will be attending and speaking at
the RPG World Spring 2007 Conference and Showcase in
Las Vegas, NV. The conference will be held May 20-23rd,
2007 at the Orleans Hotel.
If you haven't yet attended an RPG World conference,
we encourage you to do so as leading experts in the
RPG world will be on hand offering advice and tips to
further your RPG programming skills!
Learn from top industry experts such as Bob Cozzi,
Greg Veal, Robert S. Tipton, George Farr and R. Bruce
Bradley will be speaking on RPG CGI programming topics
and available for discussion on almost any topic including
your BVSTools.com software questions.
You can find more information about RPG World by clicking
Budgeting and BVSTools.com Software
The time for budgets is at hand, and we would like
to remind you to keep in mind that if you are performing
a hardware upgrade or replacement resulting in a serial
number and/or model number change that you will be required
to purchase new keys for any BVSTools.com software you
wish to continue to use.
All too often we are contact by customers after they
have upgraded their hardware only to find that their
BVSTools.com software is no longer functioning. Customers
are able to request temporary keys to get the software
back up and running, but scrambling to purchase new
permanent keys can sometimes be a hassle.
If there are any questions regarding this, you can
FAQ Page or contact
us for more information.
RPG-XML Suite Receives Tremendous Response!
In the last issue of BVSNews we mentioned the partnering
of Krengel Technology, Inc. and BVSTools.com to bring
you the RPG-XML
Suite. Response to this partnering was very positive
Krengel Technology, Inc. has found many small to mid-sized
shops become frustrated with the complexity and ROI
of IBM's WebSphere product. Take advantage of the RPG-XML
Suite to accomplish your web service needs while
saving both money and time in the process!
The next version of RPG-XML Suite comes complete with
code generation – allowing even more time-savings for
developers! Be sure to check out our latest quotes and
study by visiting www.rpg-xml.com!!
"With RPG-XML Suite, our consumer sales reps no
longer need to manually process each website credit
card transaction and "clean" orders are now released
to the warehouse without any human intervention. This
results in world-class benefits for Horizon Hobby!"
- Jeff Roloff, Horizon Hobby
“RPG-XML Suite enables us to communicate from our
AS400 real-time with our credit vendors, and the implementation
was quick and easy. I would recommend it to anyone.”
Margaret, Spartan Insurance
This week's FAQ Snap Shot is taken from the MAILTOOL
FAQ page located at http://docs.bvstools.com/home.
Q: I executed the MAILTOOL command but no email
was sent. What did I do wrong?
A: To use MAILTOOL you need to first make sure that
you have your AS/400 set up to send emails.
Don't forget to double check that SMTP and MSF are
running on your machine. Also check the job logs of
these services for any possible errors.
Use the commands to make sure these are up and running:
If they are not, they can be started using the following:
STRTCPSVR *SMTP Or STRMSF
If they are running, test the IBM SMTP server using
the SNDDST *LMSG command. If this doesn't work the issue
could be with the IBM SMTP server and you should check
the job logs of these jobs for any clues.
If you have a recent version of MAILTOOL installed,
contact us and we can help you to run a trace using
If all else fails, contact your mail router administrator
to see if they can trace the emails to see if they are
even making it to the mail router.
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.
eMail Tool (MAILTOOL)
There's no reason to fight with other Java-based email
client applications, unsupported email code or even
the very limited Send Distribution (SNDDST) command
MAILTOOL makes sending emails from your AS/400 simple
and effective. Send plain text or HTML messages with
the ability to add one or more attachments to each email!
With the newly added MAILTOOL Plus! feature (a separate
registration) you can also totally bypass the IBM SMTP
server. MAILTOOL Plus! handles the sending of the email
by itself so you don't even need to set up the IBM SMTP
server or directory entries making sending emails even
- Easily send emails from your iSeries
- Send up to 50 attachments per email
- Allows use of CC and BCC recipients
- Send emails in text or HTML format
- Use an existing stream file as the body of the message
- MUCH more useful and powerful than the SNDDST command
- With the addition of MAILTOOL Plus!, totally bypass
and forget about using the IBM SMTP server as well
as implement distribution lists
- 100% iSeries native application!
You can download MAILTOOL and receive free 30 day trial
keys for both MAILTOOL and MAILTOOL Plus! at http://www.bvstools.com/mailtool.html
is easily becoming the email standard in the midrange
community and is already installed in thousands of shops!
You can find more software offerings from BVSTools