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November 7, 2012 | Volume 11 Issue 20

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Practical CL: The 32-Character Solution
FEATURED ARTICLE: How Much Storage Is Left in Your Main Storage Pools?
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: inFORM Decisions Continues Expansion with New Professional Services (Consulting) Division
BLOG: Why IBM i?
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!
EVENT: Why jQuery Should Be Part of Your IBM i Web Development Toolset
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Programming - CL
 
Practical CL: The 32-Character Solution

Since the System/38, we've had to deal with the implied 32-byte length of character parameters on the command line; this article provides the workarounds.

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

It doesn't matter where I'm working, how skilled the staff is, whether it's new development or mature legacy systems, it never fails that every couple of years I come across the old (and I do mean old) 32-character limitations on character parameters passed from the command line. It's a simple issue, really, but one that still manages to confound us. It may be the greatest example in our community of how those who cannot learn from history (or steal from those who have!) are doomed to repeat it.


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Programming - RPG
 
How Much Storage Is Left in Your Main Storage Pools?

Learn an easy and efficient way to determine the amount of unallocated main storage.

junlei liWritten by Junlei Li

There's no doubt that knowing the amount of unallocated storage in the main storage pools is important to system operators. But how to do that?

 

The Work with System Status (WRKSYSSTS) command and the Work with Shared Storage Pools (WRKSHRPOOL) command allow operators to manage main storage pools, but neither of them reports the information we're looking for.


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