ILEaccess is a save file convenience packaging of IBM i libraries ILEASTIC, NOXDB and ILEUSION for convenience installation.
ILEaccess/ ILEusion can be used to replace XMLSERVICE on IBM i as a remote data access layer via JSON REST based calls.
(See API link below.)
ILEastic allows HTTP microservices to be created on IBM i
NOXDB makes SQL,JSON and XML made easy for IBM i.
ILEusion packages it all up to make IBM i data and program call services easier using JSON rest calls. ILEusion has been temporarily forked here. https://github.com/richardschoen/ILEusion
For more info on these services see the sitemule Github projects: https://github.com/sitemule
Installing ILEACCESS library and starting an IBM i data service
Download the ileaccess.savf save file from the selected releases page.
Upload the ileaccess.savf to the IFS and place it in /tmp/ileaccess.savf
Run the following commands to copy the save file from the IFS into a SAVF object
CPYFRMSTMF FROMSTMF('/tmp/ileaccess.savf') TOMBR('/qsys.lib/qgpl.lib/ileaccess.file') MBROPT(*REPLACE) CVTDTA(*NONE)
Restore the ILEACCESS library
RSTLIB SAVLIB(ILEACCESS) DEV(*SAVF) SAVF(QGPL/ILEACCESS)
Starting an ILEaccess/ILEusion IBM i Data Service Instance
STRILESRV JOB(ILEACCESS) HOST(*ANY) PORT(9999) LOGIN(*YES)
You are now ready to start developing applications in .Net, via PHP or on other platforms that can utilize the ILEusion data service.
Start Using ILEaccess / ILEusion
Check out the .Net wrapper source for accessing IBM i data using ILEusion and .Net.
Download Nuget package.
Hopefully other language wrappers will follow, however any language that can read and write JSON can interact with the ILEusion web service calls.