Category Archives for "IBM i"

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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Mar 20

What is AS400 modernization?

AS400 , IBM i , iSeries , Programming , RPG , SQL

I’ve been involved in some heavy RPG modernization projects recently. Ranging from application replacements, to middleware webservice integrations to light code dusting…. I enjoy it all, just a little too much! Forget Alcoholics Anonymous, I should attend a software modernization addicts meetings where AA = AS400 Anonymous “Yes my name is Nick Litten and I […]

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Mar 04

How to read a Data Area (*DTAARA) using IBM i SQL

IBM i

Our first problem is, SQL doesn’t know what a *DTAARA is. SQL reads data from Tables but our gloriously quirky IBM i Box has other places to secretly store data. Data Areas are just one of these tricky little blocks of data that other machines don’t know about – think of them as a single […]

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Feb 19

An Englishman in America

IBM i

To quote Sting ” I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien I’m an Englishman in New York” But, over the last ten years I’ve enjoyed being an Englishman in Roanoke VA, Augusta GA, Charleston SC, San Clemente CA and now Las Vegas NV. Diverse locations with diverse cross sections of the People that make up […]

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Jan 08

How to update RDi – Rational Developer for IBM ‘i’ Programmers

IBM i

Last night was I was chatting to an old programming chum in Chicago. As you may be aware, for most people in the AS400/iSeries/IBM-i arena the term “old programming chum” automatically implies a gray haired old fart wearing frayed cords, cheap (but comfortable!) shoes and excessively dour facial features with a slightly “smarter than thou” […]

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