UNICOM TURNOVER – Software Change Management System Problem – TURNOVER uses an uppercase 10 character password by default If you are thinking of changing your USRPRF(TURNOVER) password to anything – including a lowercase letter – then you just might want to read this! “Why should I read this and what is this bloke waffling about?”

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TURNOVER V101 Documentation After recently upgrading to the latest fixpack for TURNOVER V101, I have all the latest documenation sitting in a folder on my desktop. “Oh what an exciting life you lead Mr Litten” I can hear you think You. Thinking. But despite this astounding level of excitement – it’s probably worth sharing these

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What happens when your TURNOVER Promotion form runs? A TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 form runs in several phases. Pre-run Processing: Phase I All preliminary processing is done including pre-run exits, pre-run commands, creation of working libraries, and so on. Promotion Processing: Phase II Source is copied, objects created or moved, folder objects promoted, data copied,

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Turnover Pre-Run and Post-Run When we are promoting changed objects, using Soflanding TURNOVER, we sometimes want to run commands before or after the form runs. These pre-run and post-run commands are easy to add to any form, so lets look at how to do it! How do we add a Pre-Run or Post-Run in TURNOVER?

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IBM i SQL numeric to alphameric So – today I was talking to a colleague who wanted to make a database change to a big old file. This meant changing one of the fields from 7 numeric to 12 alpha. Sounds simple right? Oh if only life were that simple… Now add the complexity that

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Bloody Annual License Codes If you have ever scratched your head wondering how to set the license key in SOFTLANDING SOFTMENU then you have joined my club: I googled, binged, ducked ducked and went for an answer to “how to add authorization code to softlandings softmenu” until I was blue in the face, impatiently tapping

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Only Numpty Programmers hardcode library names #internetfact One of the mumbling, drooling, gray haired programmers on my team asked me to peer review his code this morning. This was for a simple SQL table to be created and promoted through multiple environments using TURNOVER. The code looked something like this: CREATE TABLE MYLIB/TESTSQL ( TSTFLD

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How to upgrade Turnover V100 to V101 – IBM i Software Change Management Application Grab the latest Turnover ZIP file from your supplied IBM i CD or from http://support.softlanding.com This zip file contains the IBM i software for TURNOVER® for iSeries v100. Lets do this!

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Turnover Tip Tuesday Wow – that’s another long URL title. I really wanted to call this “How To Check Out An Object From One Library And Promote It To A Different Library but keep the program source code line change dates” but that just seemed too ridiculously long. Why are we talking about this? We all

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DevOps helps businesses respond to business, project and market changes quickly and fluidly. I’m not sure if fluidly is a word, but if its not, well, it should be. Devops focuses on many smaller high-quality software updates being rolled to users with a rapid schedule. Using continuous delivery and continuous testing to reduce risk, garner

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TURNOVER Client for Windows I really like the Softlanding (aka Unicom) TURNOVER for Windows, aka Turnover CLIENT aka Turnover Graphical Editor. It’s simple to use, not as clunky and old fashioned as the terminal based green screen menus and it’s just simple. Being simple myself, I like simple. 😉 Some people love the graphical editor.

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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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