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How can a message from a message file appear as a constant on the screen ?

By using MSGCON (message constant) keyword. You use this field-level keyword to declare the text for constant fields is contained in a message description. Years ago, this was used by a lot of companies to create multilingual display files. MSGCON (Message Constant) keyword for display files If the message description does not exist at DDS […]

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Interview Question and Answer – AS400 things you should know

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 MISCELLANEOUS How do you combine two record formats […]

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IBM i SQL vs DDS – Is SQL faster than CPYF Native IO?

For the longest time I’ve heard about the performance difference between a true SQL INDEX and a DDS ACCESS PATH generated index on the IBM i operating system (or ‘OS400’ which was a ten year old, but very commonly used version of the the same OS). But is it true? I know that SQL creates […]

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