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I see many programmers asking about the proper hex codes to use to display colors in a 5250 session. Also, some people would like to use their own custom colors when commenting their source files. Here are two utilities for manipulating colors.

The first one is a command called COLOR that displays a screen (Figure 1) with all the possible color/column_separator/reverse_image combinations for easy reference. The code is in Figures 2-4.

The second is a command called COLORCOM, which will create a source file with one comment line using each of the color display codes (Figure 5). You can use this source member to copy the lines into a source member in which you wish to add colored comments. The command will let you specify the library/file and member you wish to create. If the member already exists, it will not replace it. I like to create it named "A" in the source file in which I am editing, so it appears first in the list when I prompt for copying in SEU. That code is in Figures 6-8.

Enjoy.


http://www.mcpressonline.com/articles/images/2002/ColorsV6--11190400.jpg

Figure 1: The COLOR command displays a screen with all the color options. (Click images to enlarge.)


/*---------------------------------------------------------*/
/*     DISPLAY COLOR COMBINATIONS                          */
/*     Command Processor:  COLOR                           */
/*---------------------------------------------------------*/
                                                            
        CMD        PROMPT('Display Color combinations')   

Figure 2: The COLOR command source

A                                      DSPSIZ(24 80 *DS3)                
A                                      CA03(03)                          
A                                      PRINT                             
A          R COLORS01                                                    
A                                      CF05(97)                          
A                                      CF09(98)                          
A                                      CF10(99)                          
A                                      KEEP                              
A                                  1  2'COLORS01'                        
A                                      COLOR(BLU)                        
A                                  1 25'  YOUR COMPANY NAME GOES HERE  ' 
A                                      DSPATR(RI)                        
A                                  1 61TIME                              
A                                      COLOR(BLU)                        
A            S1DATE         8Y 0O  1 70EDTWRD('0 /  /    ')              
A                                      COLOR(BLU)                        
A                                  2  2SYSNAME                           
A                                      COLOR(BLU)                        
A                                  2 33'ATTRIBUTE TABLE'                 
A                                      DSPATR(HI)                          
A                                      COLOR(WHT)                          
A            S1JOB         10A  O  2 70COLOR(BLU)                          
A                                  3  1' =================================-
A                                      ===================================-
A                                      ========== '                        
A                                  5  2'Hex'                               
A                                  5  7'Description'                       
A                                      DSPATR(UL)                          
A                                  5 24'Description'                       
A                                  5 42'Hex'                               
A                                  5 47'Description'                       
A                                      DSPATR(UL)                          
A                                  5 64'Description'                       
A            S1HX01         2A  O  6  2COLOR(WHT)                          
A            S1LN01        16A  O  6  6                                    
A            S1LD01        15A  O  6 24                                    
A            S1HX17         2A  O  6 42COLOR(WHT)                          
A            S1LN17        16A  O  6 46                                    
A            S1LD17        15A  O  6 64                                    
A            S1HX02         2A  O  7  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN02        16A  O  7  6          
A            S1LD02        15A  O  7 24          
A            S1HX18         2A  O  7 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN18        16A  O  7 46          
A            S1LD18        15A  O  7 64          
A            S1HX03         2A  O  8  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN03        16A  O  8  6          
A            S1LD03        15A  O  8 24          
A            S1HX19         2A  O  8 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN19        16A  O  8 46          
A            S1LD19        15A  O  8 64          
A            S1HX04         2A  O  9  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN04        16A  O  9  6          
A            S1LD04        15A  O  9 24          
A            S1HX20         2A  O  9 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN20        16A  O  9 46          
A            S1LD20        15A  O  9 64          
A            S1HX05         2A  O 10  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN05        16A  O 10  6          
A            S1LD05        15A  O 10 24          
A            S1HX21         2A  O 10 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN21        16A  O 10 46          
A            S1LD21        15A  O 10 64          
A            S1HX06         2A  O 11  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN06        16A  O 11  6          
A            S1LD06        15A  O 11 24          
A            S1HX22         2A  O 11 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN22        16A  O 11 46          
A            S1LD22        15A  O 11 64          
A            S1HX07         2A  O 12  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN07        16A  O 12  6          
A            S1LD07        15A  O 12 24          
A            S1HX23         2A  O 12 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN23        16A  O 12 46          
A            S1LD23        15A  O 12 64          
A            S1HX08         2A  O 13  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN08        16A  O 13  6          
A            S1LD08        15A  O 13 24          
A            S1HX24         2A  O 13 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN24        16A  O 13 46          
A            S1LD24        15A  O 13 64          
A            S1HX09         2A  O 14  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN09        16A  O 14  6          
A            S1LD09        15A  O 14 24          
A            S1HX25         2A  O 14 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN25        16A  O 14 46          
A            S1LD25        15A  O 14 64          
A            S1HX10         2A  O 15  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN10        16A  O 15  6          
A            S1LD10        15A  O 15 24          
A            S1HX26         2A  O 15 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN26        16A  O 15 46          
A            S1LD26        15A  O 15 64          
A            S1HX11         2A  O 16  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN11        16A  O 16  6          
A            S1LD11        15A  O 16 24          
A            S1HX27         2A  O 16 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN27        16A  O 16 46          
A            S1LD27        15A  O 16 64          
A            S1HX12         2A  O 17  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN12        16A  O 17  6          
A            S1LD12        15A  O 17 24          
A            S1HX28         2A  O 17 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN28        16A  O 17 46          
A            S1LD28        15A  O 17 64          
A            S1HX13         2A  O 18  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN13        16A  O 18  6          
A            S1LD13        15A  O 18 24          
A            S1HX29         2A  O 18 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN29        16A  O 18 46          
A            S1LD29        15A  O 18 64          
A            S1HX14         2A  O 19  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN14        16A  O 19  6          
A            S1LD14        15A  O 19 24          
A            S1HX30         2A  O 19 42COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN30        16A  O 19 46          
A            S1LD30        15A  O 19 64          
A            S1HX15         2A  O 20  2COLOR(WHT)
A            S1LN15        16A  O 20  6          
A            S1LD15        15A  O 20 24                      
A            S1HX31         2A  O 20 42COLOR(WHT)            
A            S1LN31        16A  O 20 46                      
A            S1LD31        15A  O 20 64                      
A            S1HX16         2A  O 21  2COLOR(WHT)            
A            S1LN16        16A  O 21  6                      
A            S1LD16        15A  O 21 24                      
A            S1HX32         2A  O 21 42COLOR(WHT)            
A            S1LN32        16A  O 21 46                      
A            S1LD32        15A  O 21 64                      
A                                 22  2'RI=Reverse Image'    
A                                      COLOR(BLU)            
A                                 22 19'UL=Underline'        
A                                      COLOR(BLU)            
A                                 22 32'BL=Blink'            
A                                      COLOR(BLU)            
A                                 22 41'CS=Column Separators'
A                                      COLOR(BLU)            
A                                 22 62'VA=Visible Attrb.'   
A                                      COLOR(BLU)            
A                                 22 79' '                                 
A                                 23  1' =================================-
A                                      ===================================-
A                                      =========  '                        
A                                 24  2'F3=Exit'                           
A                                      COLOR(BLU)                          

Figure 3: COLOR display file


      *****************************************************************
      *                                                                
      *             COLORR   Display color combinations                
      *                                                                
      *****************************************************************
      * FILE DESCRIPTIONS:                                             
      *****************************************************************
                                                                       
      * Display File                                                   
     Fcolor     cf   e             workstn                             
     F                                     infds(infds)                
                                                                       
      *****************************************************************
      * TABLES/ARRAYS/DATA STRUCTURES                                  
      *****************************************************************
                                                                       
     D hex             s              1    dim(32)                     
     D txi             s             15    dim(32) ctdata perrcd(1)
                                                                   
      * Program Status Data Structure                              
     D psds          esds                  extname(psds)           
                                                                   
      * Local Data Area                                            
     D lda           euds                  extname(lda)            
                                                                   
      * File Information Data Structure                            
     D infds         e ds                  extname(infds)          
                                                                   
      * Screen display line                                        
     D                 ds                                          
     D w#line                        16                            
     D  w#scat                        1    overlay(w#line)         
     D  w#text                       15    overlay(w#line:2)       
                                                                   
      * Hex code array overlaid with screen fields                
     D                 ds                                          
     D  asc                    1     64                            
     D                                     dim(32)
     D  s1hx01                 1      2           
     D  s1hx02                 3      4           
     D  s1hx03                 5      6           
     D  s1hx04                 7      8           
     D  s1hx05                 9     10           
     D  s1hx06                11     12           
     D  s1hx07                13     14           
     D  s1hx08                15     16           
     D  s1hx09                17     18           
     D  s1hx10                19     20           
     D  s1hx11                21     22           
     D  s1hx12                23     24           
     D  s1hx13                25     26           
     D  s1hx14                27     28           
     D  s1hx15                29     30           
     D  s1hx16                31     32           
     D  s1hx17                33     34           
     D  s1hx18                35     36           
     D  s1hx19                37     38           
     D  s1hx20                39     40           
     D  s1hx21                41     42           
     D  s1hx22                43     44           
     D  s1hx23                45     46           
     D  s1hx24                47     48           
     D  s1hx25                49     50           
     D  s1hx26                51     52           
     D  s1hx27                53     54           
     D  s1hx28                55     56           
     D  s1hx29                57     58           
     D  s1hx30                59     60           
     D  s1hx31                61     62           
     D  s1hx32                63     64           
                                                  
      * Screen text lines with color hex codes    
     D                 ds                         
     D  lin                    1    512           
     D                                     dim(32)
     D  s1ln01                 1     16           
     D  s1ln02                17     32           
     D  s1ln03                33     48
     D  s1ln04                49     64
     D  s1ln05                65     80
     D  s1ln06                81     96
     D  s1ln07                97    112
     D  s1ln08               113    128
     D  s1ln09               129    144
     D  s1ln10               145    160
     D  s1ln11               161    176
     D  s1ln12               177    192
     D  s1ln13               193    208
     D  s1ln14               209    224
     D  s1ln15               225    240
     D  s1ln16               241    256
     D  s1ln17               257    272
     D  s1ln18               273    288
     D  s1ln19               289    304
     D  s1ln20               305    320
     D  s1ln21               321    336
     D  s1ln22               337    352
     D  s1ln23               353    368           
     D  s1ln24               369    384           
     D  s1ln25               385    400           
     D  s1ln26               401    416           
     D  s1ln27               417    432           
     D  s1ln28               433    448           
     D  s1ln29               449    464           
     D  s1ln30               465    480           
     D  s1ln31               481    496           
     D  s1ln32               497    512           
                                                  
      * Screen text lines without color hex codes 
     D                 ds                         
     D  txt                    1    480           
     D                                     dim(32)
     D  s1ld01                 1     15           
     D  s1ld02                16     30           
     D  s1ld03                31     45           
     D  s1ld04                46     60           
     D  s1ld05                61     75           
     D  s1ld06                76     90
     D  s1ld07                91    105
     D  s1ld08               106    120
     D  s1ld09               121    135
     D  s1ld10               136    150
     D  s1ld11               151    165
     D  s1ld12               166    180
     D  s1ld13               181    195
     D  s1ld14               196    210
     D  s1ld15               211    225
     D  s1ld16               226    240
     D  s1ld17               241    255
     D  s1ld18               256    270
     D  s1ld19               271    285
     D  s1ld20               286    300
     D  s1ld21               301    315
     D  s1ld22               316    330
     D  s1ld23               331    345
     D  s1ld24               346    360
     D  s1ld25               361    375
     D  s1ld26               376    390                                     
     D  s1ld27               391    405                                     
     D  s1ld28               406    420                                     
     D  s1ld29               421    435                                     
     D  s1ld30               436    450                                     
     D  s1ld31               451    465                                     
     D  s1ld32               466    480                                     
                                                                            
     D i               s              2  0                                  
     D w#dttm          s             14  0                                  
                                                                            
      *****************************************************************     
      * MAIN:                                                               
      *****************************************************************     
                                                                            
      * Load and Display Screen                                             
     C                   dou       *inkc = *on                              
     C                   write     colors01                             90  
     C                   read      color                                9990
     C                   enddo                                              
                                                                       
     C                   move      *on           *inlr                 
                                                                       
      *****************************************************************
      * *INZSR:  Initialization                                        
      *****************************************************************
                                                                       
     C     *inzsr        begsr                                         
                                                                       
     C                   time                    w#dttm                
     C                   move      w#dttm        s1date                
     C                   movel     @job          s1job                 
                                                                       
     C                   move      '20'          asc(1)                
     C                   move      '21'          asc(2)                
     C                   move      '22'          asc(3)                
     C                   move      '23'          asc(4)                
     C                   move      '24'          asc(5)                
     C                   move      '25'          asc(6)                
     C                   move      '26'          asc(7)                
     C                   move      '27'          asc(8) 
     C                   move      '28'          asc(9) 
     C                   move      '29'          asc(10)
     C                   move      '2A'          asc(11)
     C                   move      '2B'          asc(12)
     C                   move      '2C'          asc(13)
     C                   move      '2D'          asc(14)
     C                   move      '2E'          asc(15)
     C                   move      '2F'          asc(16)
     C                   move      '30'          asc(17)
     C                   move      '31'          asc(18)
     C                   move      '32'          asc(19)
     C                   move      '33'          asc(20)
     C                   move      '34'          asc(21)
     C                   move      '35'          asc(22)
     C                   move      '36'          asc(23)
     C                   move      '37'          asc(24)
     C                   move      '38'          asc(25)
     C                   move      '39'          asc(26)
     C                   move      '3A'          asc(27)
     C                   move      '3B'          asc(28)
     C                   move      '3C'          asc(29)
     C                   move      '3D'          asc(30)
     C                   move      '3E'          asc(31)
     C                   move      '3F'          asc(32)
                                                        
     C                   move      x'20'         hex(1) 
     C                   move      x'21'         hex(2) 
     C                   move      x'22'         hex(3) 
     C                   move      x'23'         hex(4) 
     C                   move      x'24'         hex(5) 
     C                   move      x'25'         hex(6) 
     C                   move      x'26'         hex(7) 
     C                   move      x'27'         hex(8) 
     C                   move      x'28'         hex(9) 
     C                   move      x'29'         hex(10)
     C                   move      x'2A'         hex(11)
     C                   move      x'2B'         hex(12)
     C                   move      x'2C'         hex(13)
     C                   move      x'2D'         hex(14)
     C                   move      x'2E'         hex(15)
     C                   move      x'2F'         hex(16)
     C                   move      x'30'         hex(17)
     C                   move      x'31'         hex(18)
     C                   move      x'32'         hex(19)
     C                   move      x'33'         hex(20)
     C                   move      x'34'         hex(21)
     C                   move      x'35'         hex(22)
     C                   move      x'36'         hex(23)
     C                   move      x'37'         hex(24)
     C                   move      x'38'         hex(25)
     C                   move      x'39'         hex(26)
     C                   move      x'3A'         hex(27)
     C                   move      x'3B'         hex(28)
     C                   move      x'3C'         hex(29)
     C                   move      x'3D'         hex(30)
     C                   move      x'3E'         hex(31)
     C                   move      x'3F'         hex(32)
                                                        
     C                   movea     txi           txt    
                                                                       
     C     1             do        32            i                     
     C                   move      hex(i)        w#scat                
     C                   movel     txt(i)        w#text                
     C                   movel     w#line        lin(i)                
     C                   enddo                                         
                                                                       
     C     einzsr        endsr                                         
      *****************************************************************
** TXI                                                                 
GREEN                                                                  
GREEN,RI                                                               
WHITE                                                                  
WHITE,RI                                                               
GREEN,UL                                                               
GREEN,RI,UL                                                            
WHITE,UL                                                               
NON-DISPLAY                                                            
RED                                                                    
RED,RI                                                                 
RED,BL         
RED,RI,BL      
RED,UL         
RED,RI,UL      
RED,UL,BL      
NON-DISPLAY    
TURQUOISE,CS   
TURQUOISE,RI,CS
YELLOW,CS      
YELLOW,RI,CS   
TURQUOISE,UL,CS
TURQUO,RI,UL,CS
YELLOW,UL,CS   
NON-DISPLAY,CS 
PINK           
PINK,RI        
BLUE           
BLUE,RI        
PINK,UL        
PINK,RI,UL     
BLUE,UL       
NON-DISPLAY,VA

Figure 4: COLOR RPGLE program source

http://www.mcpressonline.com/articles/images/2002/ColorsV6--11190401.jpg

Figure 5: This is the source member created by COLORCOM. You can copy individual lines to your own member to have color comments.


  /*********************************************************************/
  /*                                                                   */
  /*  COLORCOM: CREATE SOURCE MEMBER WITH COLOR COMMENTS               */
  /*            COMMAND PROCESSOR: COLORCOMC                           */
  /*  CRTCMD CMD(COLORCOM) PGM(COLORCOMC)                              */
  /*                                                                   */
  /*********************************************************************/
             CMD        PROMPT('Create color comments member')           
             PARM       KWD(FILE) TYPE(QUALFILE) MIN(1) MAX(1) +         
                          PROMPT('Source File')                          
             PARM       KWD(MEMBER) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10) MIN(1) +         
                          MAX(1) PROMPT('Member')                        
 QUALFILE:   QUAL       TYPE(*NAME) LEN(10) RSTD(*NO) MIN(1)             
             QUAL       TYPE(*NAME) LEN(10) RSTD(*NO) PROMPT('Library')  

Figure 6: COLORCOM command


PGM        PARM(&FILELIB &MEMBER)                   
                                                                 
DCL        VAR(&FILELIB) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(20)        
DCL        VAR(&MEMBER) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)         
                                                                 
DCL        VAR(&LIBRARY) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)        
DCL        VAR(&FILE) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)           
                                                                 
CHGVAR     VAR(&LIBRARY) VALUE(%SST(&FILELIB 11 10))
CHGVAR     VAR(&FILE) VALUE(%SST(&FILELIB 1 10))    
                                                                
             ADDPFM     FILE(&LIBRARY/&FILE) MBR(&MEMBER) +     
                          TEXT('Color Comments for copying')    
             MONMSG     MSGID(CPF0000) EXEC(GOTO CMDLBL(ENDPGM))
                                                                   
OVRDBF     FILE(QRPGSRC) TOFILE(&LIBRARY/&FILE) +   
                          MBR(&MEMBER)                           
CALL       PGM(COLORCOMR)                           
DLTOVR     FILE(QRPGSRC)                            
                                                                 
ENDPGM:     ENDPGM                                              

Figure 7: CLP program COLORCOMC


fqrpgsrc   o    e             disk                        
f                                     rename(qrpgsrc:fmt1)
                                                               
dsrcdta           ds            80                        
d hexcod                 05     05                        
d fmtc                   06     06    inz(' ')            
d astk1                  07     16    inz('**********')   
d deccod                 18     19                        
d astk2                  21     30    inz('**********')   
                                                               
c                   eval      hexcod=x'20'                
c                   eval      deccod='20'                 
c                   exsr      record                      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'21'                
c                   eval      deccod='21'                 
c                   exsr      record                      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'22'                
c                   eval      deccod='22'                 
c                   exsr      record                      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'23'
c                   eval      deccod='23' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'24'
c                   eval      deccod='24' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'25'
c                   eval      deccod='25' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'26'
c                   eval      deccod='26' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'27'
c                   eval      deccod='27' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'28'
c                   eval      deccod='28' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'29'
c                   eval      deccod='29' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'2A'
c                   eval      deccod='2A' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'2B'
c                   eval      deccod='2B' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'2C'
c                   eval      deccod='2C' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'2D'
c                   eval      deccod='2D' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'2E'
c                   eval      deccod='2E' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'2F'
c                   eval      deccod='2F' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'30'
c                   eval      deccod='30' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'31'
c                   eval      deccod='31' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'32'
c                   eval      deccod='32' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'33'
c                   eval      deccod='33' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'34'
c                   eval      deccod='34' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'35'
c                   eval      deccod='35' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'36'
c                   eval      deccod='36' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'37'
c                   eval      deccod='37' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'38'
c                   eval      deccod='38' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'39'
c                   eval      deccod='39' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'3A'
c                   eval      deccod='3A' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'3B'
c                   eval      deccod='3B' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'3C'
c                   eval      deccod='3C' 
c                   exsr      record      
c                   eval      hexcod=x'3D'
c                   eval      deccod='3D' 
c                   exsr      record              
c                   eval      hexcod=x'3E'        
c                   eval      deccod='3E'         
c                   exsr      record              
c                   eval      hexcod=x'3F'        
c                   eval      deccod='3F'         
c                   exsr      record              
                                                       
c                   move      *on           *inlr 
                                                       
c     record        begsr                         
c                   add       1             srcseq
c                   write     fmt1                
c                   endsr                         


Figure 8: RPGLE program COLORCOMR

Dan Stephens works for Rock-Tenn Company in Norcross, GA and has been working on IBM midrange computers since the System/36 days. Many of those years, he was writing middleware for programmer productivity and system management for the iSeries.

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    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

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    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

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    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
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    - Easy data encryption
    - Save media management
    - Guided restoration
    - Seamless product integration
    Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Try the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

    - Automated report distribution
    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated batch, interactive, and cross-platform scheduling
    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
    Scale your software, not your staff. Try the Robot Job Scheduling Solution FREE for 30 days.

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    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.