Java program from goanywhere director

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Post by satyatiwari » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:45 pm
Does any body know if a java program be called from a project goanywhere director.


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Post by Support_Julie » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:54 am
It is possible to run Java programs that are native to the GoAnywhere host. Java class files are not executable. So, he would have to pass the class name as a parameter to the java executable. Since the host is System i (according to the case), there are actually a couple of ways he can do it. You can use Execute System i Command or Program (exec400) task or the generic Execute Native Command (exec) task.

Using the first approach, (iSeries specific), he would have to run something similar to the following command:


In the above HelloWorld is the name of the Java class he wants to run. This class must have a main method. The class path tells where this class and any other classes/Jar files this class depends on. More paths can be added by separating each class path with a colon. For more information refer to the help panels on the command.

The second approach (generic and platform independent):

The executable to run would be /path/to/java. For example, /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk50/32bit/jre/bin/java.
Then he needs to have one or more parameters to specify the class path and the class to run. It is just similar to how one would run a Java program. Each token needs to be added as an argument under the exec task. For example the first argument should be -cp, then the second one should be the actual class path, then the third one should the name of the class without the ".class" extension.
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