Category Archives for "RPG"

Oct 17

Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE

IBM i , RPG

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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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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Feb 27

DSPLY Sucks. QUILNGTX Rocks.

IBM i , Programming , RPG

AKA – writing a new DSPLY opcode that shows more than 52 characters Using the DSPLY opcode to quickly debug a program has long been a staple of us RPG keyboard whackers. The DSPLY operation lets us “display the data in a variable” onto the screen. Everyone uses this quick and dirty technique and everyone […]

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