Historically, we've integrated PC data with our RPG programs by using Windows Networking and a drive letter mapped to an IFS directory. A user would be instructed to put an appropriate PC document in a particular IFS directory with a particular name, and an RPG program would use the IFS APIs to read that file name and process it. This method seemed like a good idea at the time, but I've found it to be very error prone. For whatever reason, my users don't seem to understand how to select the ...

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