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April 2, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 13


TOP STORY: TechTip: Grab Control of the DB2 QSQSRVR Jobs
FEATURED ARTICLE: COMMON Revamps Conference Education Sessions
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Add Visual Impact to Your Reports and Show Off Your Data in Style
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Original Software Releases TestBench for System i V7
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Grab Control of the DB2 QSQSRVR Jobs

Apply subsystem work management techniques to the QSQSRVR jobs used by DB2.

kent_milligan_117x117Written by Kent Milligan

Assigning jobs to a specific subsystem is a common IBM i work management technique to allocate memory and provide a degree of isolation to jobs with similar processing characteristics or response time requirements. Until some recent PTFs were delivered, DB2 for i's usage of QSQSRVR jobs for processing SQL statements didn't fit well with the methodology of using subsystems to isolate and control jobs.


Feature Article - Analysis
COMMON Revamps Conference Education Sessions

Special task force delivers on new technology course of study.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

If anyone thinks the upcoming COMMON conference is going to be the same old stuff that they have heard in the past, they should take a look under the covers.


Advertorial - Help/Systems
Partner TechTip: Add Visual Impact to Your Reports and Show Off Your Data in Style

Even non-technical users can build powerful, good-looking reports.

floyd_delmuroWritten by Floyd Del Muro

Are you still generating reports, lists, and statements from your System i data in the same spooled-output format? What do they look like? They're probably looking a little dated and old. Could they use a little color? What about a font other than Courier or maybe some lines, boxes, graphics, or barcodes? Wouldn't any one of these elements make your reports look fresh and add impact to the data? What if you could have them all?


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