Have you been memorizing field names or relying on F4 prompting?
Written by Steven Goetjen
When creating file joins using interactive SQL (STRSQL), it's sometimes difficult to remember the field names that you want to join. I typically don't memorize field names and totally rely on the F4 prompting to get the names from the "SELECT fields" line.
Modernization is one way to enhance the value of an application, but reducing back-end maintenance expense is a close second.
Written by Chris Smith
The trend toward modernization of RPG legacy systems is in full swing largely because companies realize it makes more sense economically to upgrade the front-ends of these applications than it does to rewrite or replace them. What you don't hear much about, however, is the job of maintaining the back-end of these programs that may have been written 20 years ago.