The DDS-XM200 can also be controlled automatically through the use of the Python-based scripting engine. The scripting engine includes full remote DDS support, as well as a multitude of features designed to interact with existing billing solutions:
- FTP server access
- Creation and manipulation of .zip files
- Full logging support, for accountability
- ASCII ↔ EBCDIC translation
- AMA/CDR data analysis
The Python language is easy to use, and developers familiar with languages such as Visual Basic or C# should have the required skills to develop using it.
print "Connecting to DDS #395" dds = DDS("192.168.2.200", "395", "secret") dds.connect() # Check that the currently active tape is appropriate to process for t in dds.getTapes(): name=t dds.downloadTape(name, name + ".tape") dds.disconnect()
A scripting customisation and support service to ease the initial installation is available from DA.
More information on billing-related scripting is available.