PC*MILER for the AS/400 works by connecting a Windows PC to your AS/400. The PC provides mileage lookups to the AS/400 via data queues.
Generally, there is one common input or request queue that all users write to, with each user having their own output queue. The PC listens to the input queue for mileage request packets. Within each mileage request packet is the name of the user’s output queue. The PC does a destructive read of the request packet, processes the request, and writes to the specified user’s output queue.
PC*MILER for the AS/400 was developed using the data queue facilities of IBM’s Client Access Express and, starting with PC*MILER 33, now supports IBM i Access Client Solutions. You must have one of these connectivity products installed and properly configured on the mileage server PC.
Learn more about PC*MILER's system requirements.
You should have received one DVD and one CD with your purchase of PC*MILER-AS/400, or one DVD and two CDs if PC*MILER|Tolls was purchased:
- The PC*MILER Product Line DVD which includes the complete PC*MILER application and the AS/400 Mileage Server.
- The CD contains the AS/400-side ALKWIN Library.
- PC*MILER|Tolls users receive a second CD with the AS/400-side ALKTLL Library.
- NOTE: ALKWIN is for use with PC*MILER and PC*MILER|Streets without the PC*MILER|Tolls add-on installed. ALKTLL is used for any installation that includes the Tolls component. PC*MILER|Tolls users will also receive the ALKWIN Library, which is only to be used when the PC*MILER|Tolls add-on is not to be installed.
Required PC to AS/400 Connectivity Software is not provided. You need IBM’s Client Access Express or IBM i Access Client Solutions.