October 5, 2022
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: Printing from a CL Program (the PRTLN Command)
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Input/Output Using Free Format, Part 1
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Global Business Leaders Say Hybrid Cloud is Critical to Modernization, Yet Security, Skills and Compliance Concerns Impede Success
- FEATURED NEWS: New IBM Study Finds Cybersecurity Incident Responders Have Strong Sense of Service as Threats Cross Over to Physical World
- WHITE PAPER: Progressive Web Apps: Create a Universal Experience Across All Devices
- FEATURED VIDEO: Barcode400
- EVENT: 2022 October OCEAN Meeting - IBM i Open Source Expert Alan Seiden
Generating a report from an IBM i CL program isn’t straightforward, because in CL there is no direct way to write to a spool file. This article provides the Print Line (PRTLN) command, which allows simple, direct printing from a CL or CLLE program, including page control and headings.
By Sam Lennon
Sometimes it's just convenient to print directly from CL, and that's where the PRTLN command is handy. The CL language wasn’t designed to create reports—report writing is a strength of RPG. You can, of course, create Query/400 or QMQRY objects and then call them from a CL program to produce a report, but then you have extra objects to manage.
Most input and output functions are the same in free-format RPG IV as in fixed format, except for the location of the code within the source line
By Jim Martin
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 5 of Free-Format RPG IV: Third Edition, by Jim Martin.
Another difference is the use of alternatives for a key list used in database I/O for Chain, Set, and similar operations. The key list is replaced by an inline composite argument list or a key data structure and the %Kds built-in function on the I/O operation. Also, database update now features the %Fields built-in function option.
In this chapter, we look at the operations, options, and built-in functions now available for database I/O, as well as for workstation I/O and printer output. You will find that the free-format approach to input and output varies little from the extended Factor 2 calculation format.
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New IBM Study Finds Cybersecurity Incident Responders Have Strong Sense of Service as Threats Cross Over to Physical World
Sense of duty to protect others cited amongst the top reasons 77% of respondents entered Incident Response (IR)
Ransomware has exacerbated the psychological demands of IR for 81% of respondents
Majority of respondents have sought out mental health assistance due to their experiences responding to cyberattacks
By IBM Corporation
IBM Security today announced the results of a global survey that examines the critical role of cybersecurity incident responders at a time when the physical and digital worlds are increasingly converging. The study, released during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, found that incident responders surveyed – the frontline responders to cyberattacks – are primarily driven by a strong sense of duty to protect others; a responsibility that's increasingly challenged by the surge of disruptive attacks, from the proliferation of ransomware attacks to the recent rise of wiper malware.