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May 7, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 18


TOP STORY: TechTip: Get Real-Time Integration Between Your PC Application and Your System i
FEATURED ARTICLE: iManifest Leaders from Around the World Meet at COMMON
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Bsafe Releases PCI Accelerator Package for IBM i
FORUM: 10 Years Too Late?
BUYER'S GUIDE: Presto 2 & Barcode 400
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Get Real-Time Integration Between Your PC Application and Your System i

Connect to multiple databases with a simple variable that detects database type and enables code to apply to a program or stored procedure written on multiple platforms.

rafael_victoria_preiraWritten by Rafael Victoria-Pereira with José Romão

Sometimes you need real-time integration between a PC server and a System i. It might be something simple, like accessing a file and getting a value back. Of course, that's not rocket science: an ODBC connection and a few lines of code on the PC application solve that. But what if you need more complex information? Something along the lines of a business rule validation that already exists on an RPG program or a comprehensive data set—for example, a client's debt report divided by debt age (30, 60, and 90 days) or a query to find out if a certain item exists in stock and how long retrieving it would take.


Feature Article - Analysis
iManifest Leaders from Around the World Meet at COMMON

Europe, Japan, and the U.S. agree to collect 1,000 IBM i customer stories by next year.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The first worldwide meeting of leaders of the iManifest Alliance took place last Tuesday at the COMMON conference in Orlando, Florida, and concluded with a commitment to develop and publicize 1,000 customer stories of successful implementations of solutions on IBM i.


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Featured Products

New Presto 2 is the fastest way to modernize your IBM i legacy programs, OS screens and third party green screen software. Presto web enables all your IBM i programs in one minute. It is a non-intrusive solution that lets you modernize without making any RPG, COBOL or DDS code changes.

Presto screens run in a browser with no other PC software, no ActiveX and no WebSphere needed.  You select one of the modern skins included with Presto for an instant professional look.

Your existing staff can use the new Visual Screen Editor to enhance your screens without getting into the HTML; drag and drop fields, insert pop up calendars, add drop down lists, images and more.

You also have full access to the HTML code to add any Web 2.0 features and technologies; jQuery Web Services, Graphs and more.   Presto increases end user satisfaction and reduces training costs by providing more intuitive user interfaces that are more appealing and easier to navigate. You can choose between base or unlimited user pricing and competitive upgrades are available.

Learn more about Business Computer Design Int'l, Inc. and its products here.


T.L. Ashford's award winning BARCODE400 software is the labeling answer for the iSeries. With this versatile and easy to use software you will be designing and printing labels in minutes. Compliance labeling is a snap using templates provide by TL Ashford.

Learn more about T.L. Ashford & Associates and its Barcode and RFID solutions here.


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