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High Level Language Application Programming Interface
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HLLAPI(High Level Language Application Program Interface) An IBM programming interface that allows a PC application to communicate with a mainframe application. The hardware hookup is handled via normal micro to mainframe 3270 emulation. An extended version of the interface (EHLLAPI) has also been defined.
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.js library to interface with the application using the underlying original terminal screen as the data source.
Another variation of the two-tier approach leaves legacy mainframe applications intact and undisturbed while placing terminal emulation and HLLAPI software on each client.
As mentioned previously, many early screen-scraping products supported the HLLAPI or EHLLAPI specification.
While tedious, using an HLLAPI-based tool kit made it possible to achieve quick results, and many HLLAPI applications have been deployed to integrate legacy processes.