Jun 10

Getting the Snip

IBM i , Programming

I got the SNIP recently, but that’s whole different story to this very boring technical one… How to assign a keyboard shortcut to the Windows Snipping Tool I’ve been using the windows snipping tool a lot recently — to capture various 5250 screens and document them. I just remembered how to setup the tool against […]

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Apr 22

Skeleton RPGLE Trigger Program

IBM i , Programming , RPG

Chum of mine was chatting to me about writing a trigger program. So I dug out this old trigger (that I copied from somewhere a couple of years back) and just ran through my RPGLE Modernizer routine: **FREE // // Skeleton trigger program using RPGLE V7.1+ //ctl-opt copyright(‘| @SKELTRIG V001 2019.04.19’) debug option(nodebugio:srcstmt) datfmt(iso-) timfmt(iso.) […]

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Apr 04

How to get a list of all files in an IFS folder

IBM i

Talking to a colleague this morning, we were discussing a vendor supplied series of spreadsheets (in CSV format) that his team needed to process. “What’s the best way to read all the spreadsheets in an IFS folder so we can process them?” bald bloke in the office Well, we have a nice simple technique to […]

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Apr 03

Edit MENU with IBM i RDI

IBM i

Today I be mainly playing with UIM MENU’s that bloke from the fast show … and I found that Rational Developer for IBM i doesn’t come out of the box ready to edit UIM MENU source types! So, if like me, you are playing with UIM Menu’s make sure you add the source type menu […]

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