PC Screen Scrape reads data on most personal computer (PC) Windows-based application screens. It also operates in conjunction with the RVI One Look Viewer using a pc screen scrape profile setup on the IBM i.

PC Screen Scrape Requirements:

PC Screen Scrape Setup:

  1. Open One Look in Internet Explorer
  2. Navigate to the desired screen to be scraped, select CTRL+SHIFT+F5
    (One Look will display a message ‘No Screen Scrape Profile found.’)
  3. Open an IBM i green screen session and navigate to an IBM i command line
  4. Type GO IMAGE on the IBM i command line (RVILIB must be in your library list)
  5. Option 12 Screen Scrape Menu

  1. Option 1 Maintain Screen Scrape Profiles (Manual)
  1. F6 = Add New PC Profile
  1. Specify a Screen Scrape Profile Name
  1. Select an Image System Code
  1. F3 to exit the Screen Scrape Profile Maintenance Screen
  1. Put a P next to the profile name
  1. Select yourname.TXT file (this file is created in Step 1)
  1. Type a Screen Scrape Profile Name or press Enter for a list of existing profiles
  1. Put your cursor on the starting position of the Unique Screen Identifier then press F1
  2. Put your cursor on the ending position of the Unique Screen Identifier then press F2
  1. Set Index 00 to designate the previously selected value as your Unique Screen Identifier (Subsequent Index designations should correspond to the index being defined.)
  2. Repeat Steps 14 – 16 for each index value to be defined

PC Screen Scrape Test:

  • Open One Look in Internet Explorer
  • Navigate to the desired pc screen to be captured
  • Press CTRL+SHIFT+F5 to capture the screen

If the screen scrape profile was successfully setup, One Look will display a subfile list of your results.

PC Screen Scrape Example:
For the purpose of our example, assume that we set up the pc screen scrape profile to search for the value occurring after “Vendor Number:”.
First make the PC application window the active window and press the hot-key (ctrl-shift-F5).

Based on the vendor number 121, these results are displayed in the frames-based listing in One Look.


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