August 14, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: Is Authority Collection a Replacement for the Audit Journal?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: SQL 101: A Data Definition Language Hands-on Tour, Part 4
- FEATURED WEBINAR: IBM i in 2020: It’s Not Just AS/400
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM offers teachers and students new learning resources focused on AI
- WHITE PAPER: Developer Kit: Making a Business Case for Modernization and Beyond
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: POWERUp 2020 Rescheduled for September 14 - 18, 2020
The short answer to that question is no, but there are at least two scenarios where it makes more sense to use the Authority Collection feature added in V7R3 than the audit journal. Read on for details!
By Carol Woodbury
During a class I was teaching, someone asked if they should stop auditing the commands a user was running and enable Authority Collection to log users’ activity instead. Since her need was to log users’ activity to satisfy audit/compliance requirements, the answer to her question was a resounding no. That made me wonder if others have similar questions about replacing the operating system’s auditing features with the Authority Collection features. While there are two instances where I think you’ll want to use Authority Collection rather than the audit journal, there are no scenarios that justify reducing what you’ve currently configured for auditing.
Now that you know how to create a table, a proper SQL table, let’s see how you can change it without having to re-create it! Yes, it’s possible. Keep reading to find out more.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
In the previous TechTips, I’ve created the inventory, item, and warehouse master tables. However, the relationship between these tables is not yet enforced at database level. I know, you’re used to doing this using an RPG program. However, just as in the case of the timestamp that is automatically updated by the database engine, there’s also a way to define, at table level, that the value of a certain column must be cross-checked with another table’s column. In other words, I can only use item IDs in the inventory master table that have been previously defined in the item master table. This is what’s called a foreign key. You probably have a lot of these situations in your applications—and you’re probably handling the cross-checking using RPG. Well, SQL can take care of that for you, with its equivalent to the CHGPF CL command:…
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