Category Archives for "AS400"

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Make ‘System Request 3’ do WRKJOB instead of DSPJOB

AKA Command Line Access from System Request 3 If you are an IBM I software developer or power user – then that headline will make sense. In fact, I can guarantee that’s the only reason you discovered and are reading this page. System Request 3 makes every RPG programmer twitch 3 fingers ready to reach those […]

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How to Update IBM i ACS Access Client Solutions

OK. I will admit that I’m a fan of IBM i ACS, it’s a long awaited breath of fresh air and a great replacement for the old AS400 Client Access connectivity suite. So when I foggily log on to my windows machine, gulping the mornings first scalding mouthful of todays (slightly dodgy tasting if truth be […]

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Search Scan Replace text in IFS files on IBM i using QSH – iSeries AS400

This morning I wanted to find a quick and dirty way to “Scan Replace text in IFS” files without writing a program to do it…. SPOILER ALERT – it’s really really insanely simple using JAVA QSHELL and the SED command So, before I start into techno-babble mode, here is some background of why I’m looking […]

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Windows Setup for IBM i Developers

Every propeller head takes some kind of perverse joy from wiping and reinstalling their Windows Machine. I know I do. After a year of various software installs, un-installs, re-installs, tweaks, hacks, dicking around (that’s a technical term) my Windows machine starts to get twitchy and a little punch drunk. It’s time for a fresh install and […]

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BLM – Black Lines Matter

I’m getting old — 50 earlier this year — and my eyesight is failing. Seriously, I bought some of those old man reading glasses from Walmart. You know the ones, the “old people” ones! 🙂   Five bucks for a little old Victorian style pair of readers that perch on the end of your nose and […]

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IBM i Server job QZRCSRVS is a mouthful of wiggly worms

QZRCSRVS is the Remote Command/Distributed Program Call host server. Quite a mouthful to say. Try and say QSRCSRVS with a mouthful of frozen peas – you will spill a lot. #trustme. QZRWRVRSRCSRRCSRS is a web-service that basically receives authenticated requests (from other systems out there in cloud land) to run commands or to call programs on […]

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Email every spool file in an output queue – EMLOUTQ for IBM i

Email an OUTQ – should be simple? Here you are, you have this output queue filled with reports and you want to email them to your Boss/Colleague/whoever! You dont really want them in smelly old text format you want them to look nice in something like PDF format…. That should be easy right? IBM i […]

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What is an RPG Open Access Handler?

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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