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Mar 04

How to read a Data Area (*DTAARA) using IBM i SQL

IBM i

Our first problem is, SQL doesn’t know what a *DTAARA is. SQL reads data from Tables but our gloriously quirky IBM i Box has other places to secretly store data. Data Areas are just one of these tricky little blocks of data that other machines don’t know about – think of them as a single […]

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Jan 08

How to update RDi – Rational Developer for IBM ‘i’ Programmers

IBM i

Last night was I was chatting to an old programming chum in Chicago. As you may be aware, for most people in the AS400/iSeries/IBM-i arena the term “old programming chum” automatically implies a gray haired old fart wearing frayed cords, cheap (but comfortable!) shoes and excessively dour facial features with a slightly “smarter than thou” […]

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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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Oct 30

IBM i 5250 Screen Sizes – Widescreen for the Win!

IBM i

Back in the good old days (thats programmer-speak for decades ago, when doing anything on a computer was a lot more complicated than it is today)  5250 screen sizes of 24 rows and 80 characters wide seemed like plenty of room. Monitors were green text, on black background, with none of those fancy annoying graphics […]

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