JSON is far more lightweight vs XML.  Also if you upgrade to 7.3 Unidata,
the built-in JSON library (called UDO) is very easy to use. This would be
my recommendation.


*Aaron Titus*
Senior Software Engineer
F.W. Davison & Company, Inc.
508-747-7261 x245
ati...@fwdco.com



On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 12:59 PM, <charles_shaf...@ntn-bower.com> wrote:

> We use UNIX on our web and database servers, so the mvScript wouldn't help
> in our case.
>
> I would like to learn more about the built-in restful services you
> mentioned.  That is built-in to Unidata?  We are at 7.2.
>
>
> Charles Shaffer
> Senior Analyst
> NTN-Bower Corporation
>
>
>
> From:   "Brian Leach" <br...@brianleach.co.uk>
> To:     "'U2 Users List'" <u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org>,
> Date:   08/02/2013 11:41 AM
> Subject:        Re: [U2] XML or JSON converter for Unibasic
> Sent by:        u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org
>
>
>
> My preferred solution is to use a middle tier web service in C#, that
> exposes method calls for either XML or JSON (automatic, just depends on
> the
> content-type in the request). Then you can call that from anything that
> expects JSON or SOAP.
>
> But that's only because I began doing that long before restful web
> services
> got built into the product.
>
> Or bypass PHP and use mvScript if you can live with IIS.
>
> Brian
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> charles_shaf...@ntn-bower.com
> Sent: 02 August 2013 17:12
> To: U2 Users List
> Subject: [U2] XML or JSON converter for Unibasic
>
> I am looking for a way to send the output of a Unidata data query in
> Unibasic back to a web server (PHP) for building web pages.
>
> Up until now I have used a proprietary method (LF, HTAB, etc.), but I
> would
> like to simplify/standardize the method.  Seems like this could be done
> with
> XML, or JSON or "something I don't know about." Has anyone had experience
> with this and could you offer some advice?
>
> Hoping for a simple subroutine approach as opposed to a comprehensive
> commercial package. Management here is very "price sensitive."  When I say
> price sensitive, I mean that if it costs anything, they get their panties
> all in a bunch.  A few hundred dollars might be sellable, a few thousand
> would not be.
>
> Charles Shaffer
> Senior Analyst
> NTN-Bower Corporation
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