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IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Alpha Nerd and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and in the words of the most interesting man in the world: Stay thirsty my friend.

Nov 13

WordPress 5.3 upgrade error with Thrive Architect

Website , Wordpress

wordpress 5.3 upgrade error thrive architect

This morning, I got a little linkedin notification from a subscriber letting me know that my nicklitten blog was exploding ( Thanks Toby 😉 ) I log on and see all kinds of weird WordPress 5.3 Upgrade Error with Thrive Architect PHP ERRORS on the front screen: Warning: Declaration of TCB_Menu_Walker::walk($elements, $max_depth) should be compatible […]

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Oct 18

What is IBM i Email and SPF?

IBM i

I’ve been chatting with a client of mine about sending emails from his AS400 iSeries Power IBM-i System. More specifically about sending emails from his system, but with the email address of the user that is signed on. This emails send but frequently go to spam. Luckily, setting up IBM i Email and SPF will […]

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Oct 17

Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE

IBM i , RPG

Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE

Updating any numeric DTAARA in RPGLE is slightly different in RPG /FREEFORMAT than in the good old fashioned column based RPG/400. Using RPG ILE, data structures are treated as character data. The nature of a data area is that its a string of data that can contain a mixture of various data formats. If we […]

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Sep 11

Innies, Outies in SQL #bellybuttons

SQL

Going for the Guinness Book of Records for vague blog titles I decided to waffle about inner joins and outer joins in the world of bellybuttons *cough* Structured Query Language. Since plagiarism is the best form of flattery, Chirag Sharma (over at Guru99) wrote a very nice article about the finer points of SQL INNER […]

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Aug 18

Going the (Levenshtein) Distance in RPG Free

IBM i , Programming

Over on the RPG Cafe website, a nice chap called Smit Dixit published a sample of his RPGLE code calculating the Levenshtein distance between two words. What is the Levenshtein Distance? The Levenshtein distance is a string metric for measuring difference between two sequences. Informally, the Levenshtein distance between two words is the minimum number […]

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Jul 29

5733XJ1 IBM i Access Client Solutions – QuickStartGuide

IBM i

The content of this document was last updated on: March 29, 2019 Contents: 1.0 Introduction2.0 Installation for Windows3.0 Installation for Mac4.0 Installation for Linux5.0 Installing Updates6.0 More Information7.0 Uninstall 1.0 Introduction This guide provides instructions on how to deploy this product on a local disk drive for a single user. There are a variety of […]

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