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April 15, 2015 | Volume 14 Issue 8


FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: What Was the Change in This Record?
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Feature Article - Programming
ILE Is for CL Too

Over the past 20 years, ILE for RPG has gone from being something new and startling to being almost legacy. Lots of us are now using RPG ILE concepts on a regular basis. But what about CL? Can it be ILE too?

david shireyWritten by David Shirey  

Everyone knows about ILE for RPG.


Or at least everyone knows how to spell it, and a lot of people have adopted ILE practices as part of their regular routine. But I don't think the same can be said for CL. While most of us are now doing our programs in QRPGLESRC versus QRPGSRC, how many of those same people are still using QCLSRC for their Command Language source? My guess is quite a few.


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Feature Article - Programming
The API Corner: What Was the Change in This Record?

Let's discuss some things you should know about flexibly tracking field values.

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

Last month, in So Just What Changed in This Record?, we saw how a program could identify by name each field that was changed by an update operation on a record. We accomplished this using the database trigger support of the IBM i along with the List Record Formats (QUSLRCD) and List Fields (QUSLFLD) APIs. This month, we'll extend that program to display not only the names of the fields changed, but also the original and new values of the field.


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MC Video Portal

MC Video Portal

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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