Running multiple versions of DataGate for IBM i

Question Can I run more than one instance of DataGate on my IBM i? Answer Yes. You can run multiple versions of DataGate on the IBM i. The only constraint is that each instance must be assigned to a unique TCP/IP address during installation. While it isn’t absolutely necessary, it’s generally best to install a second instance […]

How to upgrade ASNA DataGate WebPak

The ASNA WebPak is the DataGate client for Windows Servers. It is to Windows servers what the Client Deployment binary is to Windows clients. The WebPak should be installed on any Web server on which you’ve deployed an AVR ASP.NET Website/Web services or Monarch migrations. Installing WebPak is very simple; you just run the WebPak’s […]

Using IBM’s Open Query File with ASNA Visual RPG

Finding records where a field contains a given value is an awkward thing to do with RPG’s record-level access. In either green-screen RPG or ASNA Visual RPG (AVR), the ugly solution is simple, loop over every record in the file checking each field as you go. This works, but have something nearby to keep you occupied while you wait. This article provides an alterative to that record level access using AVR for .NET’s Open Query File.

Installing a second instance of DataGate for IBM i

Please read these instructions completely to ensure a successful co-existing install of ASNA DataGate for IBM i. If you have any questions, please contact us at or give us a call before you start your installation. You can install DataGate while another instance is running, but if possible, we recommend the orderly shutdown of existing […]

How to change the TCP/IP port that DataGate for IBM i uses

This article explains how to change the TCP/IP port that DataGate uses. See this article for a list of other articles that may be helpful for this task Why would you ever want to change the TCP/IP port? In normal circumstances, you’d generally not ever need to do this. However, consider the scenario of updating […]

Monitoring Wings and Mobile RPG end-user licensing

ASNA Wings and ASNA Mobile are licensed per end-user on your IBM i server. Your license can be either an unlimited site license or licensed to a specific number of users (sold in blocks of 5, 10, 15, 20, 50, 100, 200 users, etc). This article is primarily for those customers licensed with a fixed number […]

Confirm DataGate for IBM i IP address and port are working

When you install DataGate for the IBM i you select a TCP/IP port over which DataGate connects to the IBM i. DataGate’s default port is 5042 but you may have changed that at installation. See this article if you need to know what TCP/IP port your DataGate instance uses. A common problem with DataGate for IBM i connectivity […]

How to uninstall DataGate for the IBM i

This article explains how to uninstall one or all instances of ASNA DataGate for IBM i. Please read it carefully before starting the uninstall process. Important notices If you are running multiple instances or versions of DataGate and want to uninstall a single DataGate instance, do not delete or rename the ASNA_DG8 library or the DG8SVCPRF […]

How to end DataGate for the IBM i

Do not attempt to end DataGate on the IBM i until all end-user jobs have been ended. Trying to end DataGate while end-user jobs will leave you will a hodge-podge of object locks that requires lots of manual clean-up (or perhaps even an IPL) before you can stop and restart DataGate. Ensure that no end-user DataGate DG8_NET […]