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TechTip: Data Warehouse Updates from IBM i Using SSIS PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Database
Written by Thomas Snyder   
Thursday, 26 May 2016 23:00

Point-and-click your way to repeatable data updates to or from any database from your DB2 database.

tom snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

One common theme I’ve experienced through several RPG developer jobs is to provide data to an external data warehouse from the all-knowing DB2 database. Other common needs may be to supply member information to a website or to some third-party software. Sometimes these would be DB2 databases, and sometimes they wouldn't. I'm going to show you how to quickly set up a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package to take care of this process for you.

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TechTip: DB2 for i Optimization Strategies, Part 3 PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Database
Written by Michael Sansoterra   
Thursday, 26 May 2016 23:00

Learn ways to keep your database code lean and mean, resulting in better performance.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

This third tip in the series continues where Part 1 and Part 2 left off. Presented herein are some general guidelines for how to make your database code purr like a kitten.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 10:15
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TechTip: DB2 for i Optimization Strategies, Part 2 PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - SQL
Written by Michael Sansoterra   
Thursday, 19 May 2016 23:00

Avoid common SQL programming mistakes that can change your query speed from a cheetah to a tortoise.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

This tip continues the series started in Part 1 that discusses some common SQL coding styles that can be improved. While some examples may seem trivial, under a heavy load, saving CPU cycles and reducing data and journaling I/O can make a considerable impact on overall system performance.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 23:00
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TechTip: Shoot for Orion with Your RPG PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - RPG
Written by Aaron Bartell   
Thursday, 12 May 2016 23:00

We're going to disrupt your comfort zone. RPG in the IFS. Browser-based development environments. T-shirts with tags that line the collar.

aaron bartellWritten by Aaron Bartell

The April announcement of V7.3 by IBM was a great time to receive new goodies for IBM i. You can gain a full perspective at Steve Will's blog. In this article, I will be focusing on the Orion addition, which is option 8 of 5733OPS. I will also dive into a little bit of Git, which IBM is also now delivering with 5733OPS.

 

First things first: What is Orion?

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TechTip: Additional PHP Tools—BCD Software PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Scripting
Written by David Shirey   
Thursday, 05 May 2016 23:00

So far, we’ve talked only about Zend and its family of products. But is that all there is? The answer is “no,” and this month we’ll look at what BCD Software has to offer if you’re dabbling in PHP.

david shireyWritten by Dave Shirey  

I know, I know. Last time we talked I promised to continue on with the debug, but by now you know that my attention wanders. To be perfectly honest, I run Zend Studio on a Mac, and there seem to be one or two issues with the most recent update to Studio for that platform. Shouldn’t take long to resolve, but I need to write an article now, so let’s talk about something else until I get clear.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 13:41
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TechTip: Sample Questions and Answers from the DB2 Certification Guide PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Database
Written by Mohankumar Saraswatipura   
Thursday, 05 May 2016 23:00

Do you know what's required to be an LUW database administrator? Read on.

mohan saraswatipuraWritten by Mohankumar Saraswatipura

Editor's note: This article is an excerpt from the book DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration (Exams 611 and 311): Certification Study Guide.

 

Q1. Which command sets the automatic instance restart every time the server is restarted?

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TechTip: C# for RPGers – C# and RPG Basic Data Types Compared, Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Scripting
Written by Rafael Victoria-Pereira   
Thursday, 28 April 2016 23:00

Time to start learning about the C# language itself! Learn which basic data types you can use and how they relate to their RPG counterparts in the first hands-on TechTip of this series.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

This is probably the moment you’re waiting for if you’ve been following this series of TechTips since its inception. It’s time for some hands-on work. So fire up Visual Studio and get ready to write some C# code!

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TechTip: i Illuminate 7.3 – Time-Turner PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - Database
Written by Scott Forstie   
Thursday, 21 April 2016 23:00

Traveling back in time is easy and can answer important questions. Take the next step with Scott on this journey through the castle.

Written by Scott Forstie

Glad you could join me for episode two of this series. When I last talked to you, I had just learned what house the Sorting Hat had chosen for me. In an unexpected turn of events, I am bound for the house of Slytherin. Unlike some before me, I don’t resist the decision, bowing to the wisdom of the enchanted hat. Perhaps I’m comforted by the knowledge that my path will be influenced by future decisions that I can control.

 

My housemates welcome me with open arms and wary looks. After some time has passed, I have settled into a routine of training and competition. I am intrigued by the possibilities that lie before me. Much like my life here in the castle, DB2 for i on IBM i 7.3 provides similar opportunities for new adventures.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016 23:00
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