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March 17, 2010 | Volume 9 Issue 6

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Using DB2 with Sed, Tail, Pipes, and Redirection from Within Qshell
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: Sending Non-Error-Related Messages from an Application Program
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Feature Article - Programming
 
Using DB2 with Sed, Tail, Pipes, and Redirection from Within Qshell

Export physical files directly to the IFS with headers.

tom_snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

In my previous articles about SQL on the IBM i, I have used common commands that are available directly from the command line. In this article, I will use the db2 command in Qshell to export files directly to the IFS. And when I create the file, I will also satisfy a common need to include header information with the data.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
The API Corner: Sending Non-Error-Related Messages from an Application Program

Sometimes you want to see messages that tell you things went right instead of wrong.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

In the previous article, "More On Sending Messages from an Application Program", the Send Program Message (QMHSNDPM) API was used to send a user error message indicating that a severe error had been encountered and, if appropriate, diagnostic messages explaining the cause of the error. But not all programs encounter problems—at least I hope not all of your programs do! In this article, the QMHSNDPM API will also be used, but now to send a variety of non-error related messages.


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