Category Archives for "RPG"

Oct 10

What is an RPG Copybook?

IBM i , Programming , RPG

A copybook is a technique that us RPG PROGRAMMERS use to suck in piece of re-useable code without having to type it every time into lots of programs. A typical use of a copybook might be something like this scenario: Every program within an application uses the *LDA (Local Data Area) to store specific pieces […]

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May 26

Single Page Subfiles

IBM i , Programming , RPG

What are single page subfiles? A single page subfile is a SCREEN OF DISPLAYED DATA loaded at a one time in one go. The displayed data is equal to the maximum number of records which can be displayed at a time. In other words in a single page subfile all loaded records are displayed at […]

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Jan 27

Back when ebusiness was young and the AS400 had just become the iseries

iSeries , AS400 , IBM i , Life , Religion , RPG

I found this old email tucked away in a dark, damp corner of my old desktop. Covered in cobwebbs, sticky with splashes of Jolt Cola and sticky bits of snickers bars it raised a wry smile whgen I read it. A quick cut/paste later and here it is. I sent this to some of my AS400 team members when on site for a client in London. A big German bank who’s name rhymes with… erm… well it doesnt rhyme with anything actually.

Anyway, this was my first visit to the Annual News400 conference back in 2000. I had a fantastic time and was in full geek delight for the entire week:

 


 

So, I attended the News/400 International Conference in Vail, Colorado, last week.

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