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February 1, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 5


In This Issue:

>> TechTip: Creating Functions to Get Day Names, Month Names, or Full Dates
>> Bug Busters RSF Utility Morphs into an HA Product


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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Creating Functions to Get Day Names, Month Names, or Full Dates

Use SQL functions to create RPG functions.

By Kevin Forsythe

If you've been using SQL, you've probably noticed that there are many functions built into SQL that RPG doesn't have. We could go to a lot of effort to re-create those in RPG, but it's much easier to just leverage the existing SQL FUNCTIONS. To make this happen, we need to create an RPG module with embedded SQL. That module will contain a series of date-related functions, and we'll compile that module into a service program for use by other RPG programs.


Feature Article - Application Software
Bug Busters RSF Utility Morphs into an HA Product

With the latest release of Remote Software Facility 8.2, users can now do a role swap with the newly enhanced and affordable high availability solution.

By Chris Smith

How many system administrators have thought that your company really should have a high availability backup machine in place, but, for one reason or another, you are still patently vulnerable to system outages?


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