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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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Oct 04

Email every spool file in an output queue – EMLOUTQ for IBM i

Email an OUTQ – should be simple? Here you are, you have this output queue filled with reports and you want to email them to your Boss/Colleague/whoever! You dont really want them in smelly old text format you want them to look nice in something like PDF format…. That should be easy right? IBM i […]

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Aug 15

I remember the IBM AS400

Discussing a data interchange process with a software vendor today (who shall remain nameless), they told me that their product could talk to an AS400 but had no experience of iSeries or IBM i…. *sigh* I am not telling you the company name because I don’t wan to  to embarrass them in public… but if […]

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Aug 11

How to ZIP AS400 library and Email it

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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Jul 19

AS400 Modernization starts with Modernizing RPG Applications

RPG Modernization

Modernizing RPG Programs – Learn the RPG History first I had email email from an old work colleague this morning. He was a windows programmer, with limited exposure to RPG, but works in a company that is driven by a huge, old, complex RPG3 application that has changed little over the last decade. He is […]

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Jan 29

AS400 history

I frequently see this question in places like Quora, and it’s both simple and complicated to answer. Simple because the AS/400 just doesn’t exist anymore. Complicated because, rather stupidly many current day programmers frequently call the IBM i System – “The AS400”.  Sounds crazy right? Who uses the AS/400 anymore? I doubt anyone is using the […]

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Jan 29

Free IBM i system for Developers?

If the phrase “Free IBM i system” sounds too good to be true, then you just might have come to the right place. Try the machine that replaced the AS400 and iSeries for free! Do you want to try the latest IBM i operating system version for free? Do you want to try out the […]

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Aug 04

From AS400 RPG Programmer to modern IBM i ILE Software Developer

I used to be an AS400 RPG Programmer – What am I now? I’m an IT Consultant (aka RPG Programmer) primarily working on IBM Power Systems (IBM i, System-i, iSeries, AS400). I’ve worked with the IBM AS400 (iSeries, IBMi) for twenty years and specialize in all variants of the RPG/CL language as well as detailed […]

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