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IBM i RDi
Dec 19

Why use IBM i RDi?

AS400 , IBM i , iSeries , Programming , RPG

I was discussing the benefits of RDi with a colleague this morning (I’m a bit of a Rational Developer fanboy) because he is trying to justify the huge annual cost of the tool with The Management: nearly $1000 per year per person! A price tag that is #bloodypreposterous. But, I will rant about that in […]

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Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE
Oct 17

Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE

IBM i , RPG

Updating any numeric DTAARA in RPGLE is slightly different in RPG /FREEFORMAT than in the good old fashioned column based RPG/400. Using RPG ILE, data structures are treated as character data. The nature of a data area is that its a string of data that can contain a mixture of various data formats. If we […]

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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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Sep 29

What is an RPG Open Access Handler?

IBM i , AS400 , iSeries , Programming

It’s not someone that makes door handles is it? In software development a handler is a routine/function/method specializing in working with a certain type of data or focused on doing a special task. For example: Event handler – Receives and digests events and signals from the surrounding system (e.g. OS or GUI) or RPG HANDLER – Send/Receives data from […]

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