November 16, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: TechTip: Checking Character and Numeric Data with SQL Functions
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Things That Make Me Go “Hmm”
- FEATURED ARTICLE: ILE RPG Tutorial: Using CALLP to Call an ILE Program
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Free Work with Active SQL (WRKACTSQL) Command Get Control of ODBC Jobs
- WEBCAST: IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: From Awareness to Action: an IBM i Security Panel Discussion
SQL functions that check the validity of character and numeric data in your RPG code can be implemented by using the hexadecimal representation of the data and the SQL predicate REGEXP_LIKE.
By Juan Macias
Considering the hexadecimal representation of data, it doesn't seem to be difficult to find regular expressions that allow us to check whether character and numeric fields contain valid values.
Carol discusses things that are a bit puzzling when it comes to IBM i security settings.
By Carol Woodbury
I wish I could link to a video of my 20-month-old niece putting her chubby little index finger on her chin, cocking her head slightly, and saying “Hmm.” So cute but so darn accurate for this article. Here are some configuration settings examples that have seriously made me say, “Hmm…what was the administrator thinking when they did this? This makes no sense.”
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.
This ASNA whitepaper takes a look at mobile computing for the IBM i. It discusses the different ways mobile applications may be used within the enterprise and how ASNA products solve the challenges mobile presents. It also presents the case that you already have the mobile programming team your projects need: that team is your existing RPG development team!
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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.
Watch to learn about:
- 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.
ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center (and staff) efficiency.
Learn how to use a prototyped call, an alternative to an ILE RPG sub-procedure, to call one program from another
by David Shirey
Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 8 of 21st Century RPG: /Free, ILE, and MVC, by David Shirey.
In some situations, when using an ILE sub-procedure in your program, you may want to write the sub-procedure up as a small program and then call it from another program. Granted, that is not technically a sub-procedure, but we will let that go for the moment and concentrate on the call of one program by another.