If you're still using IF/ELSE a lot, you need to get up to speed on IBM CL programming enhancements. Embrace SELECT, WHEN, and OTHERWISE.
Written by Bruce Vining
Are you still coding with the CL IF and ELSE commands? I continue to do so in some cases, but I find that with the introduction of several new CL commands in V5R3, my use of IF/ELSE is way down. The commands that I am referring to are SELECT, WHEN, OTHERWISE, and ENDSELECT. This article will bring you up to date on these "new" programming constructs.
Your business operations could be adversely affected by changes if you're not aware those changes happened.
Written by Donnie MacColl
For many system administrators, a big part of their IT team's challenge is to watch for critical changes that could impact business operations and report these back to the right people at the right time.
It depends on what kind of business you're running, but some examples might be stock levels falling below a critical level, or a share price falling or rising beyond a pre-set value, or the number of jobs or processes running in a critical ERP application at a specific time being less than what you expect.
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