Category Archives for "AS400"

Dec 12

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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Nov 30

Use RPG to find the day of the week

I wanted a handy little RPG code snippet to return the day name for a date. My requirement was to  feed in a date like “Nov 30 2017” and it to tell me that its ‘Thursday’. Google to the rescue, I found a nice little article by RAFAEL VICTORIA-PEREIRA (Thankyou Sir!) which has a code sample […]

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Nov 16

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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Oct 27

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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Oct 16

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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Oct 11

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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Oct 04

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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Sep 29

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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Sep 27

RPG Programmers #winning

When I was a lad – you read the newspaper for news, you talked to neighbors to network and find the local gossip, you watched TV or went to the Cinema for movies. Nowadays, it’s all done on computers and it’s us programmers that create, nurse and stroke this things called computer programs. How you […]

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