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August 19, 2009 | Vol 8 Issue 16


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Feature Article - Programming
Automate Your File Transfers Using FTP on the IBM i

Create a reusable program to make automating your file transfers easy.

tom_snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a popular way to get your files from one computer to another over the network. The IBM i makes it easy to do this, and I will show you how to create a reusable program that will make your automation of the process even easier.


Feature Article - Programming
The API Corner: Beyond Watches

Learn how to handle specific inquiry messages.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

The recent series of articles on watches prompted quite a bit more email than I have received on any previous topic. Several of these notes were related to watching for a specific set of messages and have prompted this column.


While the earlier articles gave examples of automating certain application processing--managing daylight saving time transitions, re-enabling disabled user profiles, purging deleted records--several of you have implemented watches in order to determine when program failures occur. That is, you are watching for messages such as these:


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