Supported Programming Interfaces with EXTRA! 6530 Client Option

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  • 24-Jan-2008
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EXTRA! 6530 Client Option version 9.x


This technical note describes the supported and unsupported programmability features for use with the EXTRA! 6530 Client Option and Tandem hosts.

Note: The Reflection for NonStop 2011 Add-On now offers Tandem support for the Reflection 2011 products. For more information, see KB 7021522.

The EXTRA! 6530 Client Option is an add-on product for EXTRA! X-treme that provides emulation support for Tandem hosts. New features were introduced in recent releases:

  • Version 9.2: Cursor coordinates and HLLAPI compatibility; see "Updated Client Option for CAIL HP NonStop/Tandem/6530 Terminal Emulation" in KB 7021705.
  • Version 9.0 Service Pack 2: Screen.GetString method improved; see "EXTRA! 9 SP2" in Technical Note 2257.
  • Version 9.0 Service Pack 1: Added SSL encryption and Telnet load balancing.


To automate repeated tasks, the following information describes supported and unsupported programmability features for use with Tandem 6530 hosts.

  • EXTRA! Basic macro scripting is supported. The OLE Automation (COM) API, for accessing the EXTRA! Basic macro platform from external applications, is also supported. For more information, see the EXTRA! Macro Editor help installed with the product (or see “Obtaining and Using the COM Documentation” in KB 7021508).
  • Beginning in version 9.2, HLLAPI is supported for 6530 sessions.
  • ActiveX control (OCX file) object interfaces are not officially supported for 6530 sessions.

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This article was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 2284.