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How to open a local Internet Browser from CICS?

How to open a local Internet Browser from CICS?

How to open a local Internet Browser from CICS?

In a small project the company I work for wants to display  a list of the names of all electronic documents - which are stored in a Client/Server-based Java-Application - on a CICS-Map.

The name of every document stands for a http-link, which is stored - not visible for the user - e.g. in a TS-Queue.
If the user selects the name of the document a Internet Browser must be opened on the local machine of the user loading the chosen http-link.

Is there a possibility to build a Cobol-Program which opens a browser on the local machine? How can I get from the central host to the local machine of the user?

Thanx for your help!

RE: How to open a local Internet Browser from CICS?

I wonder if this a CICS specific problem !!!!
Just a guess!

I think your project will require two codes..one for the central host and other for the local machine..
The central host can send the link to the local machine in a file. The local machine code should get triggered as soon as the file is received. This code will read the file, get the link and open the link in the explorer. (the code on the local host will need TSR programming)

But if you code has large number of users, then this idea may be difficult to implement as they may be using a variety of operating systems and explorers..


RE: How to open a local Internet Browser from CICS?

Thank you for your response.

Probably this needs some time to realize. So I have to think again about this...

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