Special Authorities – What are they on IBM i? If you come from the world of IBM I you will have heard of *ALLOBJ authority. This is the ultimate level of object access authority on an IBM I system. *ALLOBJ literally means you are authorized to read, change, or delete any/all objects on the system!

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IBM i Authority is a wonderful beast with many layers of complexity. Like a big red onion, peeling back these layers is simple to do, but sometimes causes some tears, or occasionally full-on sobbing and weeping. The system can be anywhere from ultra secure to the other (naughty) end of the spectrum commonly known as

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Want to find LARGE Objects on your IBM i System? First we need to collec the information about the fat objects on our machine — The Retrieve Disk Information (RTVDSKINF) command is used to collect disk space information. Then we can print this information and/or query it — Disk space information can then be printed

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AKA Command Line Access from System Request 3 If you are an IBM I software developer or power user – then that headline will make sense. In fact, I can guarantee that’s the only reason you discovered and are reading this page. System Request 3 makes every RPG programmer twitch 3 fingers ready to reach those

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* Error Restoring Product Support Objects You are probably here because you are running a TURNOVER IBM i UPGRADE and have seen this error message in your job log. If you are not upgrading TURNOVER then leave now 😉 If you are – this is where I will document the various error conditions I’ve seen

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What is TurnOver? Simply Put – TURNOVER is an IBM i Application that controls the flow of software development from writing code to testing to QA/UAT approval to installing on remote IBM i Systems. It has a long history dating back to the AS/400 and iSeries systems. TURNOVER is Change management for integrated IBM i,

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Program QZCSOEOT in library *LIBL not found Using TURNOVER for IBM i? Have you got an error saying “Program QZCSOEOT in library *LIBL not found“? Have you searched your system and found no program called QZCSOEOT? Then it might be because your version of TURNOVER V101 has expired. Yes – it’s that simple. I saw this error on an

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Using the same AS400 QRY in Dev, Test and Prod I had a good question from a subscriber today: We have a production environment and a test environment on our IBM i. We have processes in place to switch library lists depending on which environment we are in. We have issues where our test side

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Join me on a mission to connect to a SQL Server database from IBM i This will be a growing blog… I’m going to use this to record a diary of sorts, chronicling my adventures in accessing and reading a Microsoft SQL Database direct from an IBM i application. Apparently, if the bods at Microsoft

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Ever wanted to find your IBM i OS Version in RPG? Following on from this old blog about how to find the OS version from a CL Program (and when I say OLD I mean from back in 2009, when I was still young and crispy.. as opposed to how I am now; old, wrinkled

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Ever wanted to use WordPress on IBM i? What is WordPress? WordPress is an open-source Content Management System written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a comprehensive plugin architecture and a visual theme system. WordPress is powered by a webserver – what options do we have? HTTP Server for

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RPG Rules – aka – When Rulers helped you program A few years ago, moving house for the umpteenth time, I found my old RPG Ruler from way back in the day. I think this is from the late 1980’s when I was learning to program RPG2 and RPG3 on the first IBM Machine I

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