June 12, 2020
June 12, 2020 | Volume 14 Issue 48
- LEAD ARTICLE: SQL 101: A Data Definition Language Hands-on Tour, Part 2
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Configurations That Will Bite You
- FEATURED NEWS: IBM quits facial recognition, joins call for police reforms
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Wipro and IBM Collaborate to Help Clients Accelerate Their Cloud Journeys
- WEBINAR: Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: MITEC 2020 iSight
SQL 101: A Data Definition Language Hands-on Tour, Part 2
Let’s start the move from DDS physical files to DDL tables. As you’ll see, there’s more to this move than a change of name. Keep reading to find out what changes!
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
If DDS physical files are the large container ships that hold your data in a turbulent and ever-changing sea of users, business logic, communications, and programs, SQL tables are the luxury yachts. They provide the same functionality as their DDS counterparts but offer a slew of additional features that IBM keeps increasing with each OS release. The many possibilities provided by the CREATE TABLE SQL instruction are the best proof of this silly little nautical metaphor. In a previous TechTip, I used a made-up Invoice Master physical file to explain the SELECT SQL instruction. In case you don’t remember, here’s a table describing the fields on that file:
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Configurations That Will Bite You
IBM i security configuration is usually pretty straightforward, but there are a few things that, misconfigured, can produce results you don’t expect. Carol explores some of those areas of the system.
By Carol Woodbury
In most areas, IBM has done a decent job of making it obvious what the outcome of a particular setting will be, but some outcomes aren’t so obvious. In addition, I’ve seen administrators turn a straightforward configuration upside down and make it very difficult to understand the actual result of their configuration choice. In this article, I explain these scenarios in hopes that you will take a look at your own configurations and make sure you’re getting the outcome you think you are.
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Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
Low Code: A Digital Transformation of Supply Chain and Logistics
Learn how businesses leverage Low-Code to continue to deliver value through digital transformation. Discover how the power of Low-Code is helping many businesses evolve their supply chain, increase ROI, and achieve more tangible results.
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Annual IBM List Celebrates Global Women Leaders Shaping the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Company honors 35 professionals from 12 countries, as new global survey shows benefits of diversity to AI -- but notes that work is still needed to close gender gap
IBM at its Think Digital conference unveiled its list of Women Leaders in AI, recognizing 35 exceptional female business leaders from 12 countries who are using artificial intelligence to drive transformation, growth and innovation across a wide variety of industries.