I am currently reviewing HIS 2006 for mainframe connectivity. What I found so far is that while the programming model is very easy, the configuration part is the beast. Is this intrinsic to mainframe configuration or is it just HIS? There is a 66 page document
on MSDN on how to configure a IP-DLC link (http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/f/f/affdc2aa-63ca-48c7-9431-c50736f24236/Configuring_IPDLC_Link_Service.doc).
You mentioned that there is software that need to be installed on mainframe side but this configuration is monstrous. Please comment on this. Also my understanding is that you can only use IP DLC if the mainframe's network is configured with TCP/IP. If mainframe's
network is configured with SNA, then you can not use IP DLC from HIS. Please confirm. I would also like to see the links to HIS configuration documents for non-IP DLC protocols.
The HIS screen scraping ability in the form of session integrator allows programmers to write code to get and set data on screens. Do you have plans to provide recording of this screens that would automate the programming aspects? If you know LegaSuite products,
you would know what I mean. If HIS offers this kind of functionality, will its components need to be installed on mainframe.