ASNA Mobile RPG 10.0

Downloading Mobile RPG
Installation Notes
Software Requirements
Licenses Needed for ASNA Mobile RPG
Limitations of 10.0

Product Issues


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Downloading Mobile RPG

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Mobile RPG.
  3. Log in to (upper right), create an account if you don't have one already.
  4. Review the information on the download page, and then click on the files on the upper right.

Installation Notes

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 Mobile RPG 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 MDA, Monarch Collector and WebPak. The downloadable package for DataGate 16.0 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 2019 is highly recommended.

Mobile Design Aid has been tested on the following operating systems:

Silent Installation

To set up a silent installation, you must download the Mobile RPG 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 Mobile RPG installation package is saved followed by Setup.exe, using the following syntax:

ASNA.Setup.exe [options] 

The following options are required for silent installation:

-s         Run the installation with no user interface.
-a         Accept the ASNA Software License Agreement (required to run in silent mode)

Other available installation options are:

-?         Displays the command line usage dialog.
-f         Full: Install all components.

-c         Core: Install required components.
-o         Optional: Install required and optional components.
-h         Help: Install required and help components.
-netfx35   .NET Fx 4.5: Install .NET Framework 3.5 Support if present on machine.
-np        Do not prompt the user to reboot if Reboot is required.

Note: Multiple installation options may be used.

Ex. \"ASNA.Setup.exe -s -a -o -netfx45\" will install the required components, optional components, and .NET 4.5 Support.

To repair an installation from the command line:

-r         Repair the installation.
Will repair all features that are installed and have not previously been upgraded by another product.

To uninstall from the command line:

-u         Uninstall the product.
Will remove all features that are part of the product package, are not permanent (ASNA Services for example is permanent, so will not be uninstalled), and are not shared with other ASNA products that are currently installed on the machine.

Software Requirements

Before installing MDA, please ensure the Windows machine is equipped with the following:

On the IBM i, you will need the following:

Supported Web Browsers

ASNA Mobile RPG may be used with many different browsers. However only the versions listed on our Supported browsers page have been tested and are officially supported

Supported Mobile Operating Systems

ASNA Mobile RPG produces pages that may be used with many mobile operating systems. Generally, they work best on newer platforms, but they will function on any of the following:

Operating System
Phone Samples
Tablets Samples
Preferred Browser
iOS versions 5
Apple iPhone 3GS, 4
Apple iPad 2
iOS versions 6
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPad Mini
Android Gingerbread
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Player 4
Android Ice-cream-sandwich
Samsung Galaxy S III
Asus Transformer
Android Jellybean
Google Nexus 7
Stock Chrome 
or Dolphin (for full screen)
Windows 8
Nokia Lumia
Microsoft Surface RT
Microsoft Surface Pro

*The Chart Control's DataView grip may not function optimally in IE10, if your application uses this particular functionality, consider using Safari.

Licenses Needed for ASNA Mobile RPG

ASNA Mobile RPG requires license keys on the Windows and IBM i machines.

Limitations of 10.0

This build 10.0 of Mobile RPG has the following limitations:

Required IBM i SYSVAL and User Profile setting required for Mobile RPG 10.0:

The following System Values are required:

  • QMLTTHDACN: 1 or 2

ASNA Wings requires QRMTSIGN to be set to *VERIFY; but this is only necessary to use the ASNA Browser-based emulator with Wings. It is assumed that Mobile RPG will be used with new RPG programs, rather than invoking the ASNA emulator on mobile devices.

Limitations of IBM Rational Open Access - RPG Edition

For more details, please see Chapter 6 in the document link below:

Note - If this software is downloaded via Microsoft Internet Explorer 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 or 10 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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