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July 22, 2011 | Volume 8 Issue 29


TOP STORY: TechTip: Cast Binary Data to Built-in Data Types
FEATURED ARTICLE: iMap 3.0 Adds Intelligence to Mapped Forms Data from Spool and Database Files
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Help/Systems Expands IBM i Solution Edition Offerings
FORUM: SQuirreL and F.R.O.G.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Forms Processing: Free iDOCS Trial Software and Custom Tutorial
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Cast Binary Data to Built-in Data Types

Give DB2 new functionality with the ability to CAST from binary data.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

Whether it be a hash value, raw data from another system, or something else, every once in a while, I find myself manipulating binary data within an application. However, in SQL, it's a royal pain to convert binary data to another built-in data type.


Feature Article - Application Software
iMap 3.0 Adds Intelligence to Mapped Forms Data from Spool and Database Files

inFORM Decision's graphical data-mapping tool adds menu-driven conditional mapping to its list of new features.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

Perhaps you have worked in a shop where someone has embedded HP PCL into the RPG code of an application and every time someone wants to underline or boldface a word in a printed report, a programmer has to go in and change the code. That is what I call job security.


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