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Developing Notes to develop apps that integrate with AS/400

We are using AS/400 with DB2 400 database structure as our company ERP system and we plan to use Lotus Notes to develop applications that integrate with the AS/400. I would like to know how to retrieve data from AS/400 (as backend system) to Lotus and update back the transaction data from Lotus to AS/400? Is it complex or just make LotusScript programming will do? What setup should we do? Please help.
The answer to your first question is "Yes, Notes and AS/400 integration is complex" and "Yes, you can do it with LotusScript". I'll guess from your questions that you know LotusScript quite well, but the fact that you can use LotusScript does not simplify the integration challenges. The most straight-forward setup you can use is a combination of the Lotus Connector for DB2, which works great with DB/400 data, DECS for Forms-based functions, LEI for higher volume and back-end data moving and synchronizing, and the Lotus Connector LSX ("LC LSX) for everything else. I suggest you start by visiting http://www.lotus.com/ei and check out the various links. You should also go to the IBM Redbooks home page ( http://publib-b.boulder.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/portals/lotus) and search on " Lotus AND DB2". You will see several related books and RedPieces that will be very informative.
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