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June 11, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 23

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TOP STORY: TechTip: Use GO BACKUP to Uncover Holes in Your Backup Strategy
FEATURED ARTICLE: Today's Economy Encourages a Second Look at Low-Cost Modernization Tools
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Next RPG & DB2 Summit to Be Held in Minneapolis Oct. 12-14
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Business Users Can Launch Sophisticated Jobs with a Single Mouse Click
FORUM: Converting Legacy Reports to Excel
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Feature Article - TechTip
 
TechTip: Use GO BACKUP to Uncover Holes in Your Backup Strategy

Do you know when your libraries were backed up and whether any changes occurred since then? Here's the easy way to find out.

steven_pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Whether you're backing up your system using a custom CL program, a third-party product, or the Backup Tasks menu is irrelevant. Missing objects and libraries in your nightly backup is not.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
Today's Economy Encourages a Second Look at Low-Cost Modernization Tools

With IBM's continued support, the community of EGL users appears to be slowly growing.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

There are numerous modernization approaches available today and a number of new products from vendors that can make life easier for those who wish to Web-enable their green-screen applications. With the economy still in an unsteady recovery, however, it would seem to make sense to first try a low-cost approach before moving up to more expensive solutions.


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Partner TechTip: Business Users Can Launch Sophisticated Jobs with a Single Mouse Click

Automate multi-step tasks with SEQUEL scripting!

floyd_delmuroWritten by Floyd Del Muro

Can you answer your business question in a single pass, or does it take multiple steps? Do your users know the necessary steps and proper sequence to get the desired result? Are you writing sophisticated nested queries to obtain answers or, worse, writing complex programs? Do users have to supply parameters before executing a query?


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