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May 6, 2009 | Vol 8 Issue 9

 

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Feature Article - Programming
 
Practical RPG: Handling Flat Files with Multiple Record Formats

Sometimes an old technique with a new tweak is the best answer. This article shows you how to externally describe multi-format flat files from partners or legacy systems.

joe_pluta.jpgBy Joe Pluta

It's often the little things that can make a big difference in the world of RPG, and often an older technique can come to the rescue when dealing with the thorny issues of the real world. A perfect example is dealing with flat files having multiple formats. While externally described files can't handle them, a mix of old and new techniques can give you the next best thing.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
Use Advanced C Function to Find Distance Between Cities

Bust out your old trig textbooks to write some great code.

ron_koontz.jpgBy Ron Koontz

As programmers, we're often challenged with unusual requests, and we have to find creative ways to solve the problem.

 

Here is one such challenge. Based on the client's legacy code, we need to calculate mileage between two cities. The legacy code has a file, but it's not always populated correctly.


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