What is a 5250 Terminal Emulator? In a previous blog about 5250 Emulators: The IBM i System (aka i5 aka iSeries aka AS/400) uses something called 5250 to stream its data to a terminal, often called a green screen. You’ve seen these clunky old terminals in black and white sci-fi movies – well we still

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Now that’s a mouthful! So, I’ve been asked to install the latest July 2019 version of Lansa Axes (v4.2.0) for a client. Axes is a web application, running on your IBM i Server, which will replace old traditional green-screen 5250 terminal screens like this: to this: Remove any previous versions of LANSA AXES GO LICPGM

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So, I just did an upgrade of the BCD Software GUI Client (now owned by Fresche Legacy by the way) for a client. This upgraded their older version of Presto to PRESTO 8.1 Server. This also comes with a new Presto Client and Screen Designer adding some nice new tweaks. Compulsive Library Naming Tendencies The

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This morning I had an email from a blog subscriber ( Hi Rick! ) asking for a code tips on how to cleanup IFS file names to remove erroneous characters and/or malformed directory name slashes. Rather than reply with a plethora of programming options — here is an old, but functional, RPG code snippet that

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IBM i ACS 5250 EMULATOR FONT What’s in a font? Lots of things make our life easier as IBM i Programmers. Working with a clean, easy to read 5250 terminal mode is one of the them. I’m a big fan of Mochasoft terminal emulator, but growing to love the new IBM i ACS (Access Client

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Email an IBM i Output Queue as PDF Email an OUTQ – should be simple right? Here you are, you have this output queue filled with reports and you want to email them to your Boss/Colleague/whoever! You don’t really want them in smelly old text format you want them to look nice in something like

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It’s not someone that makes door handles is it? In software development a handler is a routine/function/method specializing in working with a certain type of data or focused on doing a special task. For example: Event handler – Receives and digests events and signals from the surrounding system (e.g. OS or GUI) or RPG HANDLER – Send/Receives data from

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Have you ever wanted to extract some data out of an IBMi/AS400 file using SQL and then email that data to someone as an Excel Spreadsheet? Now you can… all from one IBMi command without having to write any CL code to do it. Projex4i: DSTDTA command now handles SQL STRINGS for selecting data  

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The AS/400 does not exist anymore Discussing a data interchange process with a software vendor today (who shall remain nameless), they told me: … our product talks to AS400 but I don’t think it has experience of iSeries or IBM i…. Customer Support Bloke for XYZ Company *sigh* I am not telling you the company

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Now, before you get all bent out of shape and point your grubby little index finger at me cackling “you called it an AS400 na-na-nu-na-naaah“, I do have a legitimate reason. It’s a shallow SEO based one (the grey haired brigade keep searching for “zip AS400 library”) but it’s legitimate. I only used the wrong

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Twenty years ago these are the kind of things you had to know to work on the old AS400 systems. I found these on an old dusty corner of my homeserver. Enjoy the trip down memory lane or to use old RPG lingo AS400NERD CABEQ ‘1’  START AS400 Questions What is the Configuration of the

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An old AS400 Quiz So, last night I was nosing around in the dim dark corners of an old network share on my homeserver. I stumbled across an old TXT document from the late 90’s, I think. It was sitting in a text file called “AS400 Quiz Brainteasers” -it’s obviously old (look at the as400

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