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May 20

How to move all spool files to a new output queue on the IBMi

IBM i

Recently at a client site, I heard a monotonous and really quite annoying sound: tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,TAP… tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,TAP… tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,TAP… tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,TAP… coming from the adjoining Dilbert cubicle.

This prompted me to ask what he was doing. He reluctantly moaned that “I have to move all these spool files to another output queue and their are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of them”

I looked quizzically until I realized he was in WRKSPLF on the green screen and was manually selecting each and every spool file with a 2 before paging down for the next screen, for as many screen as was needed, he then planned to change the output queue.

Wow!

Loads of time wasted doing a manual task when the tools to move the entire output queue are already right there in Windows but just didnt know about it.

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Sep 13

RPG Evolution, Modernization and Refactoring – Step 4 of 4 – Setting RPG Free

IBM i , Programming , RPG , Webservice

Setting RPG Free Convert RPG from Column to free format So, if we take the code and actually upgrade it to be the current style of RPG/Free we can see all the mainline specs are now written in freeform code style and it looks yummy: h datfmt(*iso) timfmt(*iso) option(*nodebugio) debug //——————————————————————- // system name: fix […]

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Sep 13

RPG Evolution, Modernization and Refactoring – Step 3 of 4 – Paroling RPG4

IBM i , Programming , RPG , Webservice

Upgrade RPG4 to use free-friendly code standards If we were using Rational Developer/i software we could do this automatically. But as a manual process its simple, if a little tedious. Basically when we are going to skim through the code and replace all indicators with the modern and preferred %FOUND BIF technique: H debug ***************************************************************** […]

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