ActionWare400 provides a number of
methods to exit to other business applications. These range
from a simple hot key exit to print a custom report, to
conditional edits on a specific field, to a fully integrated
link between two applications.
The ActionWare400 exits allow a wide
range of customization without disturbing the basic product
operation. The use of these "Application Program
Interface " (API) exits:
- Eliminates the need to modify
ActionWare400 to satisfy most application link
- Provides easy-to-use, fast exits
to existing applications
- Allows the marriage of the
ActionWare400 specialized Contact Management front-end
with more traditionally designed systems
- Provides a bridge to advanced
applications - telephony, faxing etc.
There are three types of API
exits in ActionWare:
The Basic User Exit (Type 1) consists of Hot-Key user-initiated exits which
then executes user provided program based on the data shown
on the screen. This type of exit is often used by the
ActionWare to provide users access to special customized or
The Automatic Update Exit (Type 2) is a program that can intercept the edit
process when a record is added, changed or deleted in
ActionWare400. This is used to capture changes made by the
user to synchronize multiple master data files or to perform
special edits based on field values (beyond the standard
Listbox edits supported by ActionWare400).
The Integrated Application Link (Type 3) provides an exit which can be configured to
intelligently link the ActionWare400 record to up to 8 other
applications on the system. The application link uses group
jobs and includes a special implementation of The Type 2 exit
to synchronize data between ActionWare400 and the other
applications on the system.
The Developers Toolkit provides the necessary building blocks to
create a Type 3 fully integrated interface between ActionWare
and the application of your choice. The Toolkit includes
source code samples, mapping and user control files, and
programmer documentation on how to implement this interface
with other business applications on the AS/400. Some
application interfaces have already been built for some of
the popular AS/400 primary business systems. See the interfaces
document for more details.
An application Interface may be created
between ActionWare and any other product running on the AS/400.
ActionWare Technical Services will help you integrate the
applications of your choice. Click here to request more information.