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Legacy application integration

 
Torsten Friebe
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What is the recommended way to integrate a host application (old COBOL stuff) running on HP server into a J2EE/Web application?
There is no API or JDBC access to the data/business logic but a screen scraper (terminal emulation) for windows systems is allready running.
Has anyone experience with webbased terminal emulation such as "WRQ Reflection for the Web"?
Any kind of information would be greatly appreciated.
Regards
 
Simon Brown
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There are a few alternatives. If you have total access to the legacy system, you could wrap it in an XML (or even web services) interface. Alternatively, there may be a JCA connector that has already been written for communicating with such systems.
I've seen a couple of screen scraping systems that work too - one of which presents a mock-up of the legacy interface inside a web browser.
HTH
Simon
[ August 06, 2002: Message edited by: Simon Brown ]
 
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