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September 28, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 39


TOP STORY: TechTip: IBM i Access for Web, Part I: Configure It in 30 Minutes or Less
FEATURED ARTICLE: TechTip: Table API and Interactions: Generate Professional-Grade Charts in Your Programs, Part 10
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM and Ameriprise Financial Sign Strategic Agreement, Deepen Business Relationship
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: IBM i Access for Web, Part I: Configure It in 30 Minutes or Less

A recent article by Jon Paris and Susan Gantner tells the story of an IBM i user who embarrassingly confessed having to use "the DOS window." It's worth a read.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Green-screens? What is this, the 1980s?


When I see green, I see red. User perceptions of our systems are that important. We should ensure that those perceptions are that we run modern systems. An easy way to do that is to present users with a modern interface. A simple way to do that, rather than display a traditional green-screen, is to deploy a solution like IBM i Access for Web.


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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Table API and Interactions: Generate Professional-Grade Charts in Your Programs, Part 10

Some charts are easier to understand if the original data is also available. Learn how to place a chart and a data table side by side and then link them so the user can interact with both.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

Usually a well-chosen and properly formatted chart is all it takes to get your message across, but there are times when you also want to include the original data. You'd do this to provide the level of detail that some charts lack (see the Intensity Map, for instance). This can be achieved by using two APIs simultaneously; you'll need to add the Table API to whichever chart you want to show. In this TechTip, I'll use the Combo API side by side with it to achieve this:


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  10. The Modern RPG IV Language 


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