How to connect BOSaNOVA existing session terminals using UIPath.
BOSaNOVA is a limited Terminal Emulator, it does not offer an EHLL API programmable interface and UiPath does not have a direct connector to it either.
So you are left with two options:
- Agnostic Terminal Automation (handle it like a regular Desktop App) - preferred.
- Use Internal Provider to connect directly to mainframe (and circumvent BOSaNOVA altogether).
I would recommend option 1.
Here’s a short guide (made for UiPath 2018.2.* level but relevant for the latest versions as well (the actual activities may vary a bit).
For what is worth, managed to try out EHLLAPI with “BOSaNOVA Secure”, version 7.12.
This one has the support (so I was wrong about it)
The DLL should be located under:
C:\Program Files (x86)\BOS\BOSaNOVA Secure\Bshll32.dll
The configuration to connect to it should be:
Hope this helps someone who might search the forum for it, from now on.
Obviously, make sure EHLL Encoding is set correctly, if needed.