Tag Archives for " #IFS "

Dec 05

Cleaning messy IBM i Integrated File System (IFS) file names

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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Feb 22

Download and Install IBM i ACS (Access Client Solutions)

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Client Access is DEAD – get over it! Client Access was much reviled, much loved and mucho mucho confusing for users of AS/400, iSeries and the newer IBM i Power Systems. As it evolved and got rebranded as IBM i Access with new releases of the operating system, many people from the technical end of […]

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May 02

I cant see the IFS Network Share – is my profile disabled?

IFS profile disabled? So, I have a love/hate relationship with IBM i’s integrated File System Does you keep getting asked for username and password when accessing a windows IFS share? Are you confused why the share to your IBM I Server cannot be viewed in Windows Explorer? Can you view the IFS from one user […]

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Mar 28

Ignore naughty special characters- Java and IBMi might get upset!

Naughty Special Characters – from Dollars to Pounds. Another IBM I Developer was having this weird problem with an IFS file. Trying to figure out the code page problems with a file that had been emailed from a British IBM i Server. naughty special characters- Java and IBMi might get upset! When the Java QSHELL command […]

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Apr 15

Copy an IBM i File to a CSV comma separated file

Ever since the IBM i system was a young lad, its been able to happily talk to just about any other operating system out there – Windows, Linux, Apple, AIX and so many more. However, one of the things that has remained the same through the evolution of system (from AS400 years, thru iSeries years […]

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Aug 26


So, an old colleague of mine just asked me: “Nick, I’m going to need your help here, it occurred to me that we don’t have a plan for backing up those Vendor Schedules we turned into pdf’s on the DLS a while back. QDLS is easy but IFS, is it just the same thing really […]

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Jun 08

how to upload a savefile to IBM I [aka iSeries or AS400] using FTP

I’m sometimes bemused by gaping holes in the IBMi operating arena. What do I mean by this? The IBMi operating system is fantastically robust, powerful yet simple to use. It’s evolved from the early days of CPF on the System/3x machines, up through the OS400 years and now in its latest and greatest iteration of […]

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