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April 15, 2009 | Vol 8 Issue 8


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Feature Article - Programming
Process Special HTML Characters and Prevent SQL Injections Easily in RPG!

Those problematic characters, like the ampersand, are easy to manage with the %replace and %scan built-in functions.

tom_snyder.jpgBy Tom Snyder

When you're working with Web pages, certain HTML characters require special processing. Otherwise, your Web page may not display properly or your SQL statement may end prematurely. Microsoft ASP and PHP provide functions to support this requirement. So does RPG. In this article, I'll show you how to handle those special characters.


Feature Article - Programming
The API Corner: Re-enable Disabled User Profiles

Learn more ways to use exit programs for the Watch for Event exit point.

bruce_vining.jpgBy Bruce Vining

This is the third in a series of articles on watching for certain messages on your system and then making processing decisions based on those messages. The underlying technology being used is known as "watch" support and became available with V5R4. In this article, we will look at how to automate the re-enabling of a specific *USRPRF when the *USRPRF has been disabled because of too many invalid password attempts--that is, the number of signon attempts has exceeded the QMAXSIGN system value.


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