It would appear that thank-you cards to family members of the IBM CL SQL development teams might be in order as these IBM developers seem to be putting in lots of overtime—and not getting home very often.
Last month, in "New Support for CL Commands Lets You Know When a Command Ends," we reviewed how IBM has provided PTFs to V5R4, 6.1, and 7.1, allowing an exit program to be called when the command processing program (CPP) of a CL command completes. IBM is now providing new CL support for SQL as part of the next DB2 PTF groups. The planned availability for 6.1 is May 4 and for 7.1 is May 11. These PTFs provide a new CL command: Run SQL (RUNSQL).
This simple zipping tool supports multiple encryption formats seen as essential today for safe file transfers.
Written by Chris Smith
Ever since IBM began providing native support to the Linux kernel in a logical partition on the iSeries back in 2000, the option of running open-source software has been a powerful testament to the increasingly open nature of what had been a proprietary platform. The trend toward open-source applications has accelerated since then, but the journey has not been without challenges.
ABSTRACT for RDP is the missing piece in your development puzzle.
Written by Mike Stegeman
Whether you're writing new software applications or updating existing ones for your IBM i server, you need an integrated set of cross-referencing, documentation, and programming tools to manage these projects—tools that help you find critical information quickly, automate tedious tasks, and save you time, effort, and money.