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May 28, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 21


TOP STORY: The CL Corner: Cut, Snip, Trim with TRMLFTCHR
FEATURED ARTICLE: Snapshot/TSC Finds Good Home at Halcyon
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Virtual Tape Technology (VTL) Can Eliminate a Lot of Tape Headaches
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: OCEAN User Group of Southern California Announces the 17th Annual Technical Conference and Expo
FORUM: Printing PDFs from the IFS
MC VIDEO NEWS MAKERS: Why Monitoring Disk Storage Can Result in Cost Savings
BLOG: System i Management Tips

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Feature Article - Programming
The CL Corner: Cut, Snip, Trim with TRMLFTCHR

By adding new keywords to the command, you can trim any leading character.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

In the previous article, "Going Where No Substring (%SST) Operation Can Go," we saw what the Trim Left Characters (TRMLFTCHR) command can do through the use of pointers:


  • Trim any leading zeros from a character string of any length that contains a non-negative numeric value
  • Left-adjust the remaining value within the string
  • Pad the string with blanks to its declared length


Feature Article - Analysis
Snapshot/TSC Finds Good Home at Halcyon

The system-monitoring suite purchased from Mid-Comp International fills a hole in the Halcyon product line in the critical area of capacity planning.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

Halcyon Software has acquired the technology for Snapshot/TSC monitoring suite from Mid-Comp International, and users who may have cancelled their maintenance with Mid-Comp International can breathe a sigh of relief that their beloved Snapshot will now be supported by a crack team of developers.


Advertorial - Help/Systems
Partner TechTip: Virtual Tape Technology (VTL) Can Eliminate a Lot of Tape Headaches

Crossroads' SPHiNX and Robot/SAVE team up to automate your IBM i backup solution.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

For years, many of us have wondered when tape technology would become a thing of the past. Many data center managers have dreamt of the time when there's no need for tape racks, offsite tape storage, and media couriers. They have wanted to eliminate operator intervention for media errors, out-of-tape issues, locked tapes, and active file errors.


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