Catapult for IBM AS/400® & iSeries®
Automated Report Distribution & Email
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Catapult is a Client/Server product that automatically selects and downloads
and/or emails iSeries - AS/400 spool files to any client computer
on a network. Catapult does not require any programming changes
to distribute reports. An administrator can set up selection criteria
for choosing which reports to download, email, send as PDF, or
report splitting, archiving... And so much more.
can set up a polling interval to have the software regularly check
for new spool files, or set up a specific time of day. Spool files
are downloaded to a distributing PC that runs the client component
of the software. This distributing PC can then automatically email
reports across a network to any valid email address or groups of
addresses. In addition, by utilizing the EZ-Pickin's autoscript
feature, you can convert the spool file to a new PC file compatible
with Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, etc. that is emailed.
allows you to define report splitting criteria in your grab rules,
enabling you to extract specific sections from your downloaded reports.
These sections can then be distributed by email using predefined
distribution lists, or you can extract recipient email addresses
from the files directly.
Catapult to automatically convert your downloaded spool files to
Adobe PDFs before emailing the files as attachments. Files (of any
type) can also be zipped.
includes both a host iSeries - AS/400 and a PC application to manage
the distribution rules, email addresses, email groups, and audit
trails of activities.
sent by Catapult can be received by any email product, including;
Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Netscape Communicator, Microsoft
Internet Mail, Eudora, etc.
provides easy and reliable distribution of reports through universal
email functions (uses SMTP, the Internet standard email protocol).
programming is required to use Catapult.
flexibility in selecting which reports to download automatically.
is offloaded from the iSeries - AS/400 to the distribution PC
for actual emailing, minimizing the workload on the iSeries -
functions such as automated encryption ensure sensitive information
can be viewed only by authorized personnel.
interface to EZ-Pickin's means your users get the full power of
the analytical capabilities of EZ-Pickin's.
proven Client/Server technology from a software company that has
many years experience in developing iSeries - AS/400 to PC solutions.
cost of ownership.
any number of iSeries - AS/400 output queues (all, or a limited
polling interval (system-wide) for checking for qualifying spool
Set a daily time when the software checks for qualifying spool
any number of grab rules used to qualify spool files for downloading.
to define the selection criteria for qualifying spool file entries
Any combination of these.
to turn on or off any grab rule at any time
action to perform on a spool file after it has been selected for
downloading: *SAVE *DELETE (after download) *HOLD
reports to a single email address to mail to, or a group of addresses,
or a PC directory.
reports to the web as HTML.
to define groups of email addresses, and use the group name attached
to the qualifying report name.
to run an EZ-Pickin's autoscript prior to emailing to others.
to split your spool files to distribute different sections to
different email addreses.
to convert downloaded files to Adobe PDFs before emailing.
to specify name and extension of file to use on email attachment
when distributing it.
to include replacement values in file names for identification
to include embedded blank lines (as report would appear when printed).
to compress and (optionally) encrypt reports in standard ZIP format
prior to emailing.
to select a page range to download.
downloading: Can cache downloaded spool files on distribution
PC so that same spool file does not have to be downloaded more
than once if it qualifies for more than one grab rule.
to configure PC cache options- limit size of cache, and set expiry
date for cached files.
history/transaction tracking- when spool file was downloaded,
how it was distributed, how many pages, etc.
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