Join me on a mission to connect to a SQL Server database from IBM i This will be a growing blog… I’m going to use this to record a diary of sorts, chronicling my adventures in accessing and reading a Microsoft SQL Database direct from an IBM i application. Apparently, if the bods at Microsoft

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Ever wanted to find your IBM i OS Version in RPG? Following on from this old blog about how to find the OS version from a CL Program (and when I say OLD I mean from back in 2009, when I was still young and crispy.. as opposed to how I am now; old, wrinkled

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It’s time to install MariaDB on IBM i Following Part 1 – let’s dive into installing the actual thing and wade through any problems we see along the way. … Me – with a coffee WORK IN PROGRESS Check back tomorrow.

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Ever wanted to use WordPress on IBM i? What is WordPress? WordPress is an open-source Content Management System written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a comprehensive plugin architecture and a visual theme system. WordPress is powered by a webserver – what options do we have? HTTP Server for

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RPG Rules – aka – When Rulers helped you program A few years ago, moving house for the umpteenth time, I found my old RPG Ruler from way back in the day. I think this is from the late 1980’s when I was learning to program RPG2 and RPG3 on the first IBM Machine I

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IBM i Housekeeping 101 – Deleting old Journal Receivers Following on from the blog I wrote about “What is an IBM i Journal?” We know that IBM i journals record what happens to files, and we know that this record is kept in these things called journal receivers: Now – since a journal can record

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Email an IBM i File as a CSV Sample IBM-i Control Language Program to take a physical file (aka SQL Table) convert it to a CSV Spreadsheet and email to someone… somewhere.. First let’s create a nice little CMD wrapper to give us a smarter way of calling our CL code: and the executing CL

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Another work week comes to an end. Another week when an executive asked “I’ve heard both names, do we have an iSeries or an AS400?” Another work week, where I had to gently explain, “We have an IBM POWER SYSTEM, running an operating system called IBM i.” Another work week, where I had to follow

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SQLRPGLE Shorts – How to Call QCMDEXC with IBM i SQL Surely every RPG programmer is familiar with the QCMDEXC *API for exciting any IBM i Command from within any HLL (High Level Language) program. What is QCMDEXC? The Execute Command (QCMDEXC) API runs a single command. It is used to run a command from

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How to Download IBM i SQL Results As CSV I had to run a rather interesting SQL statement to download journal information: What does this do? Essentially, this SQL snippet retrieves journal entry information for the given journal and the file that is journaled. Running this in the IBM i ACS SQL script explorer gives

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DSPF Indicator Command Keys in AS400 RPG (… and iSeries and IBM i obviously) Ever since my days at JBA, I’ve used the old-fashioned function key indicators to handle internal Function Keys selections, or Command Keys as they were known in the System/3x days. These PFKEY ranges from keys 1 through 24. Most programmers used

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RE: Position of “AS/400 Lead” in NYC (Remote). I got this random email from a recruiter today: My initial feeling was this is a fake email trying to solicit people’s Curriculum Vitae for their database. But then I was tempted to email him back asking “Do you really mean AS400 Lead?” and perhaps helping them

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