How to build a Web Service

Create a Web Service on IBM i When the platform was referred to as system i, i/Series, I somehow found myself creating Web Services that processed orders into a Green Screen ERP system any way but back then using Microsoft BizTalk as the middleware. If you have done something like that, this will be very […]

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Static Variables

You can do a lot more with Variables these days: In ILE Static variables get stored in static storage/memory opposed to automatic. This means unless you intentionally clear them when exiting a procedure, the procedure will retain those values. Eg you’re running through Invoices sequenced by Customer so your little procedure goes off and gets […]

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Looking for work in the RPG community?

I see many jobs listed with similar requirements for RPG, something like: To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting. Requirements: 5+ years of development on IBM i (iSeries, AS/400) using all of the following: RPG-ILE, RPG-Free, SQL and CL 3+ years’ experience with SQL and the […]

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iSeries Navigator (Operations Navigator)

iSeries Navigator Previously (Ops Navigator) Do not be put off by the word “Operations.” iSeries Navigator is the GUI interface for the OS. Many of the new system functions are only being implemented in Navigator, i.e. there are no corresponding green screen commands. Your main interest will be in the File Systems and Databases options, […]

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Subprocedures

Procedures are what it’s all about these days. When you start using RPG IV, you will soon come across subprocedures. They are a big change to RPG. Think of it as the ability to execute a subroutine stored outside of the program that requires it in another program (Service Program). As a Procedure is stored […]

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What is the Integrated File System (IFS)

IFS is the File system to talk to your business network. According to IBM  “The IFS integrated file system is a part of the IBM® i operating system that supports stream input/output and storage management similar to personal computer and UNIX operating systems, while providing you with an integrating structure over all information stored in the system.” […]

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