Can an AppServer Client get AppServer Agent statistics without making an AppServer request ?

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Article Number000034147
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: 10.x, 11.x
OS: All supported platforms
Question/Problem Description
Before connecting a client session to an AppServer Server is there a way to interrogate the number of current Active Clients and Current Queue Depth
Is it possible to know if an AppServer Broker has Agents available before running a new request ?
Can an AppServer Client use an API to interrogate AppServer statistics ?
Can an AppServer Client pre-check availability before no more client processes can connect to the AppServer Connect Failure message
How to determine if an AppServer Broker has Agents available and how many requests it has Queued before connecting to and running requests on the AppServer.
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While these statistics can be exposed using the ASBMAN tool, there is no API to query these directly from an ABL client.

If the client is running on a machine where the ASBMAN tool is available, and under an account that has the required privileges:
  • The ASBMAN tool can be used from the ABL using the INPUT THROUGH statement to run the ASBMAN command to redirect the output to an input stream for the client.
  • A loop with an IMPORT UNFORMATTED statement to read the asbman's output line by line, which is effectively the same as reading a text file. 
  • Then the ASBMAN output can be parsed using ABL string manipulation functions for the statistics needed.
Last Modified Date10/25/2017 1:53 PM

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