I hope you enjoyed my Video Tour presented on July 21 in which I discussed the possibilities of using Java with RPG to send email and to create Excel spreadsheets and PDFs. This article contains condensed excerpts from my book that will show you how to install the iText open-source project, which can be used to create PDFs right from within RPG.
In last month's column, "Automating Recovery (or Keeping the Help Desk Out of the Loop)," you saw how to use the Execute Command (QCMDEXC) API to run a CL command and then recover from a variety of possible error situations related to the running of the CL command. Today, we'll look at how to provide similar, though to my thinking improved, recovery using the Process Commands (QCAPCMD) API documented here.
CNX has created an elegant modernization suite designed by RPG programmers for RPG programmers.
Written by Chris Smith
Editor's Note: This article describes the Valence 2.1 modernization software suite from CNX Corp. available for free download from the MC Software Center.
With pressure building in IT shops to modernize green-screen applications into ones with modern GUI interfaces, a newcomer on the scene of modernization tools holds the promise of truly increasing application functionality while enhancing its appearance.