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NodeRun Guided Lab: Employee Data Application - Part 7

Posted by Profound Logic on May 22, 2019 10:15:29 AM

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is the newest Profound Logic product dedicated to making it easier for Node.js developers to create applications by moving development to a cloud-based environment. NodeRun comes with a full IDE with Visual Designer, editor, debugger, and Node.js already pre-installed. Some of NodeRun's most notable capabilities include design screens, the ability to develop and run application within the program, full debugging capabilities, the ability to install NPM packages, manage your own Node.js server, work with active sessions to see end-user activity, host database and built-in Database Explorer, a command-line terminal for full control of your space, as well as the ability to share and collaborate with other developers.

Getting started with NodeRun is quick and easy. All you need is a modern internet browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) and that's it. Every NodeRun Space is free to build and comes with its own files, database, and server. To get started visit NodeRun.com create an account and begin developing, it's that easy!

This 8 part blog series will give you a set of exercises to help you build a Node.js applications that work with employee data. Last week we learned how to create a details web service, and this week we will discuss how to Consume a Web Service. 

Exercise 9 - Consuming a Web Service

Open the previously saved list.js and re-save it as list2.js


Call a Web Service


Replace the code
original code

with the code
new code-1


Code Explained


  • The pjs.sendRequest() API makes a Web Services request
  • The URI can be specified as relative or absolute
  • The data is now requested from a Web Service instead of connecting to the database directly

Test Consuming a Web Service

Select the Launch button and select Launch App in Browser Tab. In the new tab, select the Consume Listing Web Service button. 


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Your application should look something like this:

employee listing

In our next post, we will get discuss Consuming a Listing Web Service using NodeRun.

If you missed out on any of our previous Guided Labs here is a recap of those exercises:

Topics: RPG Development, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, iSeries, Legacy Modernization, Profound UI, AS 400, AS_400, Profound Logic

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