I’ve been working on a project that required scraping values from an IBM Terminal Emulator and using them for updating indexes in an Oracle IPM imaging repository and was lucky enough to have the ILINX AIK tool to work with in accomplishing this task.
The first challenge was in dealing with the values that we were gathering from the Terminal Emulator Screen. The way that the data was served to the terminal emulator was not parsed into separate values. The AIK allowed us, through VB Script, to parse the data into a form that we could use. Once the data was massaged into a usable form, we used the values to update indexes in Oracle IBPM. The ILINX AIK natively comes with connections to Oracle IPM for searching. However, updating index values on documents that already exist in the system can be a challenge.
To overcome this obstacle we used the ILINX AIK to map the data into an executable. This option was used for performing the Oracle IPM Index updates, and we were able to accomplish this by mapping the data to an executable with the mapped index values as arguments, and having the executable perform the index updates.