Category Archives for "IBM i"

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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Aug 29

IBM i User Profile – Special Authorities

Authority , IBM i

IBM i Authority is a wonderful beast with many layers of complexity. Like a big red onion, peeling back these layers is simple to do, but sometimes causes some tears, or occasionally full on sobbing and weeping. On the positive side, setting these layers of authority is pretty straightforward as long you stay focused and […]

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