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Sending Messages on IBM i, Part 2

Part 1 investigated message queues and types of messages. Now we'll look at the CL commands that send messages.

Written by Jim Buck, Bryan Meyers, and Dan Riehl

Editor's note: This article is an excerpt from Chapter 16, "Advanced Message Handling," of Control Language Programming for IBM i. See Part 1 here.

 

Four major CL commands are used to send messages:

  • SNDMSG (Send Message)
  • SNDBRKMSG (Send Break Message)
  • SNDPGMMSG (Send Program Message)
  • SNDUSRMSG (Send User Message)
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8 Very Good Reasons to Use Your Power i for Shipping

Consolidate PC-based shipping/transportation management systems (TMS) on IBM's Power i platform.

Written by Varsity Logistics, Inc.

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper 8 Very Good Reasons to Use Your Power i for Shipping free for download from the MC White Paper Center.

 

Many companies in manufacturing, wholesale, or retail already use the IBM Power i to integrate most mission-critical enterprise data and business processes. In large, medium, and small companies, a decision was made to support enterprise applications on the Power i because of its reliability, low cost of ownership, superior processing power, flexibility, expandability, and security.

 

So, given the above, it may be surprising to hear that many of these companies still run their shipping and transportation management applications (one of their most mission-critical applications) on a collection of PCs and servers. Why would that be?

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In the Wheelhouse: CAMSS à la Carte

You need a CAMSS strategy. Part of that strategy may be to leave out one or many of the components.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

IBM has been focused on CAMSS (Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social, and Security) for a few years now. It's not just a fad because components of the CAMSS modelnamely mobile, social, and securityare a must for any business to compete in the future. I leave out cloud and analytics for a reason, which I'll get to shortly.

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Data Masking and Assuring Security During Software Testing

Your production data could be more exposed than you think during software testing.

Written by Green Light Technology

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "A Road Map to Successful Data Masking," which is available free from the MC White Paper Center.

 

Data masking during software testing (or otherwise) is not the simple process that the uninitiated might suppose. Gone are the days when replacing personally identifiable information with random characters makes the grade. Obfuscating data for use in development, testing, and QA environments means you need to be able to quickly provide teams with secure sets of consistent, meaningful data that can be used again and again. But this can be difficult to achieve, particularly in geographically dispersed organizations, and especially if you don't adopt a systematic, centralized approach to de-identifying sensitive data.

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Practical SQL: Partitions and MERGEs

Updating one file from another in SQL has been messy in the past, but this technique makes it a lot easier.

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

One of the big advantages of SQL is the fact that you can add columns to a table without worrying about the underlying access; columns that aren't used are simply ignored in the SQL client programs. However, once you have added that column, the next trick is to populate the column correctly.

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RPG Academy: BIF Up Your Code! More Excel-like Functions with %XLATE

There's more to string operations than splitting and stitching. Curious? Keep reading.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

Something as trivial as changing the case (from lowercase to UPPERCASE, for instance) of a string can be a challenge in RPG, because unlike SQL (and MS Excel), RPG doesn't have a change case function. So let's build one, using yet another BIF: %XLATE.

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IBM BigInsights on Cloud V2.0 Delivers Enterprise-Grade Hadoop Service

IBM BigInsights on Cloud V2.0 delivers a faster, managed, secure, and enterprise-grade Hadoop service that avoids the cost and complexity of on-premises infrastructure and administration.

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IBM Performance Management on Cloud Offers a New Component

IBM Application Performance Management Advanced on Cloud, a new component of IBM Performance Management on Cloud, combines the capabilities of IBM Application Performance Management on Cloud and IBM Application Diagnostics on Cloud.

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Preview: IBM BigInsights V4.1

Preview: IBM BigInsights V4.1 intends to deliver an open source Hadoop distribution with value-added features to help enterprises succeed.

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IBM InfoSphere Streams V4.0

IBM InfoSphere Streams V4.0 offers business agility, application resiliency, and simplicity for IT administrators and developers.

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OpenLegacy Announces New eSuite Integration Platform and Secured Web Gateway

Enables any core enterprise system to integrate with mobile, web, or cloud via standard APIs.

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Red Hat Updates Integration Offerings

Red Hat, Inc. announces the release of Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6.2 and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ 6.2, introducing new capabilities to help developers simplify their enterprise application and messaging initiatives.

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Red Hat Introduces the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform

Red Hat, Inc. introduces the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, which incorporates technology from the  acquisition of FeedHenry with products from Red Hat's JBoss Middleware and OpenShift PaaS portfolio, and adds new mobile services.

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IBM Performance Management Portfolio Provides Three New Offerings to Manage Critical Hybrid Workload

IBM Application Performance Management V8.1.1IBM Application Diagnostics V8.1.1, and IBM Application Performance Management Advanced V8.1.1

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