Browsers and mobile clients supported for ASNA products

Our general recommendation is to use the latest editions of: Chrome MS Edge FireFox Safari Chrome and MS Edge are both based on the open-source Chromium engine. There are many other Chromium-based browsers (including Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi) and you may get a good user experience with these other Chromium-based browsers. MS Internet Explorer went […]

Introducing Monarch 11 for .NET: ASNA’s next generation RPG migration suite

ASNA proudly announces Monarch 11 for .NET, the latest iteration of its IBM i RPG migration suite. Monarch 11 migrates IBM i RPG applications (RPG III or RPG IV) to Microsoft .NET. Monarch 11 creates MS ASP.NET Core Web applications with Razor pages. Introduced with Monarch 11 is ASNA Encore RPG. Encore RPG facilitates RPG […]

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 […]

ASNA Pipeline #4 2021

This newsletter features a Web site that every IBM i manager should read, an upcoming Webcast, some programming tips, a cool new Windows utility, and a great book deal. Happy Holidays All of us at ASNA wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and a very good new year! Take your RPG programs from green […]

ASNA Pipeline #3 2021

Issue: #3/2021 A tip for changing your application’s database name at runtime and a refreshed version of DataGate for IBM i 16.x are featured in this issue of the ASNA Pipeline. Change an app’s DB name at runtime — without recompiling This article shows how to change a Web or Windows application’s database name at runtime, […]

ASNA Pipeline #2 2021

Issue: #2/2021 This issue includes a look at the Wings/Mobile RPG Spool File Viewer, a potential strategy for upgrading your AVR for .NET installation, and a look at the challenges of AVR Classic and third-party custom controls. Charting a course for upgrading AVR for .NET It’s very important to keep your ASNA products at least […]

ASNA Pipeline #1 2021

Issue Number: April 6th, 2021 Welcome to ASNA’s new newsletter, ASNA Pipeline. It features tips, techniques, and announcements to keep you current with ASNA. Upcoming Webcast: Take your RPG programs from green to great Wings transforms dreary green screens into modern browser pages that can be served on either the Internet or your local network. […]

Why you should always change CCSID values on the server

Changing the CCSID value on the client side is not a good practice. In many cases it results in the wrong data being displayed. This article explains why you should change the user’s CCSID on the IBM i in the user’s profile.

Can users change my ASNA’s application’s CCSID value?

Question Our users are able to configure my 5250 emulator to change the active CCSID for their sessions. Can I do that with AVR/Wings/Mobile RPG/Monarch? ? Answer By changing the CCSID code page on the client you aren’t always seeing the actual data stored in the database. In some cases, it works well. In the […]

How to determine ASNA product versions

When you report an issue to ASNA tech support, or when you need a new or updated product license key, we’ll usually need to know your exact product version(s). Windows-based products Visual Studio has an "about" that shows some license information, but the ASNA licensing information that that dialog shows isn’t detailed enough. The best […]