Tag Archives for " #freeformat "

Aug 09

‘device file does not contain an entry for screen size’

IBM i

Upgraded our IBM i systems to IBM i V7.3 yesterday and so far everything is running nicely except for this one weird little glitch: some of the existing DDS WINDOW SCREENS are bombing with CPF4169 The device file does not contain an entry for screen size when they seem to have been quietly working for years, […]

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Jul 12

Write to joblog messages from RPGLE /FREE – a QMHSNDPM code example

AS400 , IBM i , iSeries , Programming , RPG

RPG CODE EXAMPLE – “Write to joblog” in RPG4 /FREE Write to joblog lets us send messages from inside a running RPG program. It’s simple using one of IBM’s API’s – QMHSNDPM RPGLE Code Example // SNDMSGLOG1.RPGLE // Simple Program to send message to joblog using QMHSNDPM // Author: nick@nicklitten.com ctl-opt dftactgrp(*no) actgrp(‘NICKLITTEN’) option(*nodebugio:*srcstmt:*nounref) alwnull(*inputonly) […]

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Feb 28

RPG **FREE is finally fully free form

IBM i , Programming , RPG

Modern ILE RPG now (finally) supports “fully-free” RPG Source code This means, we can write RPG code from column 1 to the end of the line — just like other languages. No more jumping to character 10 to get passed the old reserved (H,F,D,I,C,O) specification column. You must code **FREE in column 1 of the […]

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Dec 16

RPG Programming Standards – Code Style Guide for IBM i, iSeries and AS400 Programmers

AS400 , IBM i , iSeries , Programming , Religion , RPG , Software Change Management

RPG Programming Standards? “RPG Programming Standards” have been debated since the invention of the wheel. With an entire generation of RPG programmers evolving from the early days of System/3x column based RPG code to modern free flowing web format code the adoption of a simple clean programming layout standard has been a mythical quest. Old […]

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