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July 2, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 26


TOP STORY: TechTip: The i Side of Real-Time Integration Between Your PC Application and Your System i
FEATURED ARTICLE: Cut Costs and Improve Security with Electronic Payments
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Get the Message to the Right Expert
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Data Storage Corporation Acquires SafeData
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: The i Side of Real-Time Integration Between Your PC Application and Your System i

We continue our quest to create an RPG program that "talks" to your PC application.

rafael_victoria_preiraWritten by Rafael Victoria-Pereira

In a previous tip in this series, I described how to use ADO to call an RPG program from a VB application. Now, I'll detail the fundamental aspects of that RPG program. First, a quick recap: in our scenario, there's a VB application that requires data about a client's debt status. This data resides on a System i within the same network. The data cannot be retrieved via a simple query because a set of business rules is associated with it (the part about the debt limit for the client). The VB application is calling the RPG program via ADO, using a list of parameters (see the table in the previous article).


Feature Article - Application Software
Cut Costs and Improve Security with Electronic Payments

If your company is still using pre-printed checks, you may be throwing money down the drain.

Written by MC Press News Staff

Editor's note: This article introduces ACOM Solutions' iSeries-native electronic payment software, EZPayManager/400, which is available for a free 30-day trial from the MC Software Center.


Where is your company on the payment-processing continuum? Still using pre-printed checks? Do you wish that you could do more with electronic payments or envision transitioning your vendors to ACH payments?


Advertorial - Help/Systems
Partner TechTip: Get the Message to the Right Expert

Notify the correct person, fast!

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

The battle of escalating issues quickly for resolution has two parts. Half of the battle is getting the message to the correct person to handle the issue: Who should you notify? Who is responsible for the problem? Who is the expert? The other half of the battle is solving the issue as quickly as possible: Who knows the right answer? Who has the authority to handle the issue? Who is available?


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