Supported Web Browsers
Licenses Needed for ASNA Wings
Limitations of 9.0 Required IBM i SYSVAL and User Profile Limitations of IBM Rational Open Access - RPG Edition
Differences in Format Level Identifiers
If you have installed a previous release, please uninstall it before installing this release.
Only one installation of Visual RPG, Windows Deployment, or DataGate WebPak may be installed on a single machine. The Windows Deployment and WebPak components are subsets of what is contained in the AVR installation package. Attempting to install Visual RPG (the development package) onto a machine where the Deployment package is already installed (or vice-versa) will result in neither package working.
ASNA Wings is composed of several items, some of them are used exclusively at design time, others at design and run time, there are items installed on the Windows machines and there are others installed on the IBM i.
These are the ASNA components used at design time:
For run time, the ASNA components needed are:
The download packages on this page include the components for WDA, Monarch Collector and WebPak. The downloadable package for DataGate 15.0 for IBM i can be found here.
Installing Microsoft's latest service packs, high priority and optional software updates for Windows, the .NET Framework, and Visual Studio 2017 is highly recommended.
To set up a silent installation, you must download the Wings package or otherwise have it available on your Windows machine or network.
Then, in a command prompt, enter the path to the folder where the Wings installation package is saved followed by Setup.exe, using the following syntax:
The following options are required for silent installation:
Other available installation options are:
Note: Multiple installation options may be used.
To repair an installation from the command line:
To uninstall from the command line:
WDA has been tested on the following operating systems:
Before installing WDA, please ensure the Windows machine is equipped with the following:
On the IBM i, you will need the following:
ASNA Wings may be used with many different browsers. However only the versions listed on our Supported browsers page have been tested and are officially supported
ASNA Wings requires license keys on the Windows and IBM i machines.
On the developer Windows machine apply these license keys (Using the Registration Assistant):
On the IBM i apply these license keys:
This build (9.0) of Wings has the following limitations:
browser-based emulator requires the above as it runs in Interactive mode on
the IBM i. Modernized Wings pages run in Batch mode, and do not require any
For more details, please see Chapter 6 in the document link below:
There are several display file features that are handled differently in Wings than on the IBM i with respect to the layout of certain fields in record formats, these differences cause the Format Level Identifiers used in Level Checks to be different for files exported by Wings and those created directly from pure DDS. The normal development cycle for Wings ensures that this differences do not cause any problem. This cycle follows these steps:
HANDLERkeyword to the RPG ILE program that will use the new ASPX as a workstation file
Some of the DDS features that cause Wings to generate different Format Level Identifiers are:
SFLPGMQkeyword on a field other than the first one of the format.
Note - If this software is downloaded via Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or above you may receive a message stating that this file "is not commonly downloaded" when attempting to install it. In this event click the View Downloads button, select the ASNA product to install from that list, and confirm that you'd like to install it.
Similarly, attempting to install the software directly through Microsoft Windows 8 may cause a "Windows protected your PC" message to appear. In this event click the small More Info prompt on the left, and click Run Anyway on the following window.
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