Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mar 20

What is AS400 modernization?

AS400 , IBM i , iSeries , Programming , RPG , SQL

From AS400/RPG to IBMi/RPGLE I’ve been involved in some heavy RPG modernization projects recently. Ranging from application replacements, to middleware webservice integrations to light code dusting…. I enjoy it all, just a little too much! Forget Alcoholics Anonymous, I should attend a software modernization addicts meetings where AA = AS400 Anonymous “Yes my name is […]

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Mar 19

No College


Dad, Why didn’t you go to College? Here in America, everyone goes! I mean EVERYONE! Was it that different in England? My Eldest Son And since I cant think of anything sensible to blog about… I might as well answer your question, Nate. And also talk about our families wanderlust. So this blog is for […]

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Mar 04

How to read a Data Area (*DTAARA) using IBM i SQL


Our first problem is, SQL doesn’t know what a *DTAARA is. SQL reads data from Tables but our gloriously quirky IBM i Box has other places to secretly store data. Data Areas are just one of these tricky little blocks of data that other machines don’t know about – think of them as a single […]

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