T.L. Ashford, the leader in bar code labeling software for the IBM i is sponsoring a FREE WHITE PAPER: “Bar Code / RFID Label Printing, Avoiding the Integration Traps” by Thomas M. Stockwell. This white paper examines three approaches to ADC integration with IBM i. It identifies the integration traps commonly experienced by business and then examines a better approach using native IBM i labeling software specifically designed for the IBM i architecture. Call 800-541-4893 for more information. Download White PaperOn-line Demo of Barcode400
If you've been avoiding this technique, maybe you shouldn't be.
Written by Junlei Li
With the introduction of the ILE programming model, high-level languages (HLLs), including RPG, are enabled to make bound calls (procedure calls). This makes it possible for programs written in ILE RPG to cooperate with all the other HLLs available on the i5/OS, including Java, and to reuse all existing algorithms and functionalities that have been implemented in other HLLs. This fact is often regarded as proof of the RPG language's openness and modernization.
SQL Cancel support has been greatly enhanced and simplified.
Written by Kent Milligan
Occasionally, a programmer or user issues an SQL-based report that runs much longer than anticipated. The long-running query may be caused by the user underestimating the complexity of the query or by the size of the data sets being searched. In these situations, it's nice to be able to cancel the SQL request midstream and free up the system resources that the long-running request is consuming. Cancelling the query also gives the submitter an immediate opportunity to review the SQL request instead of waiting for the request to complete.
There are different approaches to integrating labeling and RFID tags with your System i database, and some are easier to manage than others.
Written by Thomas M. Stockwell
Editor's Note: This article is an extraction of the white paper "Bar Code/RFID Label Printing, Avoiding the Integration Traps," which is available free from the MC Press White Paper Center.
Automated Data Collection (ADC) technologies that use bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) labels have revolutionized how our products are packaged and transported through our supply chains. Bar code labels are now so common on products that they are considered to be the status quo for identifying and routing packages in transit. RFID tag technologies are also making tremendous headway in managing inventory at receiving docks and warehouses for many of the largest retail and government supply chains. How can we assure that these systems give us the best return on investment?