Category Archives for "IBM i"

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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Oct 18

What is IBM i Email and SPF?


I’ve been chatting with a client of mine about sending emails from his AS400 iSeries Power IBM-i System. More specifically about sending emails from his system, but with the email address of the user that is signed on. This emails send but frequently go to spam. Luckily, setting up IBM i Email and SPF will […]

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Oct 17

Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE


Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE

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 18

Going the (Levenshtein) Distance in RPG Free

IBM i , Programming

Over on the RPG Cafe website, a nice chap called Smit Dixit published a sample of his RPGLE code calculating the Levenshtein distance between two words. What is the Levenshtein Distance? The Levenshtein distance is a string metric for measuring difference between two sequences. Informally, the Levenshtein distance between two words is the minimum number […]

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