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March 2, 2010 | Volume 10 Issue 5

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Practical RDPi: Fixing the Open Member Dialog Feature
FEATURED ARTICLE: Synchronize Your Source Files
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Practical RDPi: Fixing the Open Member Dialog Feature

Step-by-step instructions show you how to restore one of the more useful capabilities of the Remote Systems Explorer, the Open Member dialog.

joe_plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

The Open Member dialog is one of the most useful shortcuts in the Remote Systems Explorer tooling of Rational Developer for Power (RDP). However, when you combine RDP with other Rational tools—for example, Rational Business Developer (RBD)—sometimes that simple shortcut becomes a bit more complex to execute. This article shows you how to return that capability to its original ease of use.


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Synchronize Your Source Files

Use the WinMerge graphical compare and merge utility to aid with the synchronization of RPG and other i/OS source members.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

One of the dreaded drudgeries of RPG programming is retrofitting custom modifications to application software. You know the sordid story. You've made modifications to a vendor application for the past several years, and now it's time to upgrade said software. Welcome to the challenge of putting all your changes into a new set of source code. You can enlist the help of good ol' SEU option 54 to compare two source members and generate an ugly printout of the differences. Or you can use a graphical, user-friendly tool like WinMerge!


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