UiPath Terminal Activities Connection using .HOD file

Hello to everyone in the great UiPath Community,

I’m currently working on automating an IBM i Series AS400 terminal and so far I’m using Studio’s built in terminal emulator implementation (using the UiPath Terminal Activities package 2.5.0). This generally works well enough and is very easy to configure.

However, I have reached a point where the built-in terminal will not work. Reason is a script (written in COBOL probably) that is executed upon selecting a command throws a ‘DISPLAY’ error because it cannot display a specific screen. Of course, this doesn’t happen when a User manually connects an navigates to the same menu tree in AS400.

I have tried setting up a UiPath Terminal Connection with a .HOD file with no results. Based on my search it seems that it only supports the older ".WS" file type.

I’m wondering does anybody know of any way/workaround to use a .HOD file to connect to the terminal?

Unfortunately, I don’t think I can use the older using the older method with a “.ws" file due to the newer IBM i Access application that is currently being used which doesn’t seem to be able to read connection settings from ".ws” files anymore.

I would be most grateful if anyone could help me out.


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