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Support for calling RPG/RPGLE/CL programs on System i directly from a .NET Core program

While using the .NET Core driver to access DB2 data, it would be helpful to also be able to directly call RPG/RPGLE/CL etc. programs that are already in use on our System i from a .NET Core program.

Currently, a web application running on System i using NET.DATA is able to call native programs on System i and use the results directly.

In order to use native System i programs while using the .NET Core driver, a stored procedure has to be made to wrap the program and return the results. This feels clumsy and requires extra steps which feel unnecessary.

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  • Aug 4 2020
  • Will not implement
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Anybody using System i and .NET Core
How should it work?

Add methods to support calling native System i programs with the .NET Core driver from a .NET Core application running on an external system.

Idea Priority Medium
Priority Justification A workaround is available (wrap each program in a stored procedure) but it requires extra steps.
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