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November 5, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 44

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TOP STORY: TechTip: How'd You Get Your SQL Server Data in My IBM i DB2 Data!?!
FEATURED ARTICLE: QuickLook: INPRO International TimeZoNe/400
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: ProData Announces Alliance with InterForm of Denmark
FORUM: Map Spool File Data to Overlay
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Free Trial of INPRO's TimeZoNe/400 (TimeZoNe Simulation Utility)
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Feature Article - TechTip
 
TechTip: How'd You Get Your SQL Server Data in My IBM i DB2 Data!?!

IBM DB2 Web Query integrates with Microsoft SQL Server.

robert_andrewsWritten by Robert Andrews

DB2 Web Query is a great tool for reporting and graphing data on IBM i. It has built-in capabilities that allow DB2 Web Query to access data on any IBM i Power System. This starts to bring the power of a federated database into IBM i. A federated database system is one in which a single system accesses data that resides on multiple database systems. In the past, data was often replicated from one system to another to allow this type of access. However, this leads to issues with data being out of date, out of sync, and out of control. To help extend federated database capabilities, DB2 Web Query introduced the Microsoft SQL Server adapter.


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Feature Article - Application Software
 
QuickLook: INPRO International TimeZoNe/400

Written by INPRO International

Override the computer's time based on the differential between the user's time zone and the system time zone.

Editor's Note: To download and try TimeZoNe/400 at no obligation, visit the MC Software Center.

TZN/400 V6.1.I (TimeZoNe/400 Simulation Utility) is a time zone tool that allows you to override the time based on the differential between the user's time zone and the system time zone through the year 3,000. It includes support for automatic rules-driven daylight-saving time (DST) around the world. It does this without costly LPAR support.The DDS/RPG/COBOL/ILE/Query/SQL called routines for TIME will now look to your users' time-zone offset. It takes the effort out of rewriting 9,000 modules and avoids expensive LPAR support.


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