After my last blog post on using publicly available web services to quickly and easily add new functions to your RPG applications (https://eradani.com/2020/10/26/quickly-add-exciting-new-capabilities-to-your-rpg-applications-using-open-source/), I had several requests from readers for additional API use cases. So here goes…
We have spoken with several customers who have been using Advanced Function Printing Utilities on the IBM i for printing barcode labels. They are looking for alternatives since IBM ended support for AFP Utilities with release 7.2 of IBM i OS. It turns out that there are a variety of Open Source modules that will print barcode labels. They will even generate the proprietary code for printers (eg. ZPL for Zebra printers). Now with Eradani Connect and just a couple lines of RPG code, you can send the label data to these modules and have them create and print the labels for you.
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These are just a few of the things you can do quickly and easily using IBM i technology and Eradani Connect. If you are ready to start turbocharging your applications using API technology, check out our webinar on Wednesday December 10th (https://eradani.com/top-5-things-you-didnt-know-you-can-do-using-open-source-on-your-ibm-i/) or visit our website at: www.eradani.com.