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Programming Interfaces
External Program Interfaces : Sockets : Implementing an ABL socket client

Implementing an ABL socket client

This section describes how to implement an ABL socket client.
To implement a socket client:
1. Create a socket object using the CREATE SOCKET statement.
2. Connect the socket object to the host and listening port of a socket server using the CONNECT( ) method on the socket handle.
3. Read and write data on the socket and otherwise manage the socket.
The tasks required to read and write data on a socket and to manage the socket are identical for both socket clients and socket servers. For more information, see Read, writing, and managing sockets on clients and servers.