July 7, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: SQL 101: Simplifying Application Development with SQL Triggers, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Diving Deeper into RPG /Free
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Makes Resources Available to Small Business Owners At No Cost to Them
- FEATURED NEWS: Kyndryl Unveils New Operating Model And Global Structure
- WHITE PAPER: White Paper: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: OCEAN Virtual TechCon21 - July 15 and 16, 2021
Time to get trigger-happy (not in the western-movie way) as I’ll introduce you to your new best friend: the SQL trigger. Keep reading to find out what I’m talking about!
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
If you’re not familiar with the trigger concept in IBM i’s context, it is a Big Brother–like “thing” that keeps an eye on a table and, when a certain operation occurs, performs a predefined action. In a silly analogy, if a table was one of Pavlov’s dogs, and the INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE operation was the light the scientist controlled, then the trigger would be the reflex action causing the dog to come running and start drooling.
In the last article, we started building a /Free program, something that we could use as a model, but we didn’t get far enough to even be able to compile it. Let’s fix that right now and get this baby off the ground.
By David Shirey
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 4 of 21st Century RPG: /Free, ILE, and MVC, by David Shirey.
I am taking it slow to start with. I want to show those people who are not on 7.2 that they can grow, too. Modern approaches are not exclusive to those whose management realizes it is important to use the new tools. It is something that almost everyone can do. But it’s something you do one step at a time, and I don’t want to scare off or leave anyone behind.
Now, let’s continue on with developing that /Free model.
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Kyndryl, the independent public company that will be created following the separation of IBM's Managed Infrastructure Services business, today announced its global leadership model to bring its mission-critical technical expertise to a broader set of core digital technology environments.
These announcements are important milestones that will prepare Kyndryl for future success – nothing will change with the IBM Global Technology Services business until after responsibility passes to the Kyndryl team. IBM remains on track to complete the spin-off by the end of the year.