April 12, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: What Are the IBM i User Profile Attributes That Really Matter?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: SQL 101: Your First Embedded SQL Function
- FEATURED ARTICLE: How to Use CL Sign-on Programs
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Raz-Lee Security Announces iSecurity Safe-Update: Regulate the Use of File Editors in IBM i Production Environments
- WHITE PAPER: 2019 DR Strategy Guide from Maxava: New Edition - now fully updated to include Cloud!
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: POWERUp 2019
So many attributes, so little time. It’s tempting to just skip over some of them, isn’t it?
By Carol Woodbury
If any of you have prompted the Create or Change User Profile commands, you’ll know that there are a full five pages worth of attributes that can be specified for a user profile. Do you have to specify all of them? Are some parameters more important than others? Read on to find out.
Now let’s move on to slightly more realistic (and useful) embedded SQL scenarios and write our first embedded SQL function.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
In case you’re wondering, I haven’t forgotten that this series is about SQL, not RPG. However, you’ll see a bit of RPG in this and the next TechTips. My intention is to help you think outside the box and consider using SQL where you normally wouldn’t. In order to do that, this article and the next few articles will provide some examples, using RPG, so that you can get inspired and look at problems the “SQL way.”
Mobile computing is rapidly maturing into a solid platform for delivering enterprise applications. Many IBM i shops today are realizing that integrating their IBM i with mobile applications is the fast path to improved business workflows, better customer relations, and more responsive business reporting. The ROI that mobile applications can produce for your business is substantial.
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The annual Profound Logic ‘State of IBM i Modernization Survey” takes a look at the trends and attitudes that shape the IBM i modernization market. We reached out to the IBM i community, and the response was outstanding: close to 800 people, nearly 300 more than last year, took the survey. This enthusiasm resulted in very interesting findings for how businesses plan to use and modernize the platform in the coming year.
As you read through each section of the survey, you will see our summary of the results and suggestions for the future. We hope the survey will help your business better understand what is possible for your IBM i platform in the coming year.
Protecting your organization from cyberthreats has never been more important—or more difficult.
In 2018, HelpSystems surveyed more than 600 IT and cybersecurity professionals to find out what security exploits loom largest and what strategies they’re turning to for protection.
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- Security strategies your peers are most interested in implementing
- How managers and executives prioritize security
- Who is responsible for cybersecurity at organizations around the world
- Where IT pros turn for assistance with security
You'll also get practical tips for using this data to drive cybersecurity conversations at your organization.
It's time to make your apps proud to be seen! Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools. Alex Roytman and Liam Allan show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver apps your business will love.
You'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to: Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js; Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI; Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js.
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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.
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Ted Holt shows you how to code an IBM i program that performs start-up tasks when a user signs on to the system
By Ted Holt
Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from chapter 15 of Complete CL: Sixth Edition, by Ted Holt.
So-called sign-on programs (more accurately called initial programs) are special programs that run when a user signs on to the system. The sign-on program is indicated in the user profile’s initial program (INLPGM) attribute. With INLPGM (*NONE) in a user’s profile, the system doesn’t run any program at sign-on and shows the initial menu immediately. If the user has a value other than *NONE in the INLPGM attribute, the system runs the indicated program before it presents the initial menu. With INLMNU(*SIGNOFF) in a user’s profile, the user is signed off, when the user’s sign-on program ends.