ASNA WingsRPG™ Reference Manual

ASNA DataGate's Role in Wings

This topic describes ASNA DataGate, a software product included with an required by Wings, and how Wings uses it.

ASNA's DataGate is software for the IBM i that allows Wings (and other installed ASNA products) on a Windows platform to interact with the programs and files on the IBM i. In Wings, it serves as middleware that translates instructions from Wings pages into commands for the IBM i, as detailed in Wings Architecture. It handles this communication through TCP/IP, enabled by the IBM i supplied telnet utilities.