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March 11, 2015 | Volume 10 Issue 3

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Controlling RPG Program Flow with If/Else/Elseif/Endif
FEATURED NEWS: Deploy IBM i DB Changes in Minutes with MDRapid and Midrange Dynamics Change Management Version 7.3
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: New IFS Replication Architecture Ensures Maxava HA Continues to Outpace Volume Growth
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EVENT: The RPG & DB2 Summit - Spring 2015
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

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Feature Article - Programming
 
Controlling RPG Program Flow with If/Else/Elseif/Endif

Four free-format operations help you construct programs that execute conditional logic in a structured way.

jim martinWritten by Jim Martin

Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from Chapter 6, "Program Flow Using Free Format," of Free-Format RPG IV, 3rd Edition (MC Press, 2015) by Jim Martin.

In nearly every program you write, you need to control the flow of instructions. Free-format RPG IV offers experienced RPG programmers a new style for controlling program flow. In this article, we look at the operations available for controlling flow in free format through conditional logic: If, Else, Elseif, and Endif.


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Deploy IBM i DB Changes in Minutes with MDRapid and Midrange Dynamics Change Management Version 7.3

A new solution from Midrange Dynamics substantially reduces business application downtime and risk when deploying database changes across the enterprise.


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Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

 

Due to popular demand, Carol has updated her presentation on configuring iAccess to use SSL sessions to include, not just the step-by-step configuration guidance but also a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using certificates from a well-known CA (Certificate Authority) vs a self-signed certificate as well as practical tips for enterprise implementation.


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