• Available Certifications for AS/400 Developers

    Hi All, I have been working on AS/400 as a Developer on RPG IV, CL and DB2/400 for around 4 years and I wanted to do any certification regards to AS/400. Actually I'm planned to write RPG IV Certification Exam(Certification No :268), but recently I came to know from my friend that this...

    Mohan K695 pointsBadges:
  • Clear leading zeros

    I have a 10A character field which hold a numeric value. Problem is that it contains leading zeros. How can I remove them? Many thanks.  

    NeilD485 pointsBadges:
  • What RPG IV book would you recommend?

    A good friend of mine recently became a Ruby programmer and needs to learn RPG IV for one of his current projects. He's looking to learn primitive types, data structures, control flows and architecture. Are they any good books out there that he should start with? What would everyone recommend?

    ITKE350,905 pointsBadges:
  • How to easily perform date conversions in RPGLE (Including Substringing!)

    Over the years I have had to modify my fair share of outdated code, especially when it comes to Date Conversions. Not every system uses an 8 position numeric date field. The place I'm currently at still has a number of files with a 6 position numeric date field. I was wondering if anyone else had...

    Eric Witham690 pointsBadges:
  • RPGIV: Moving Input record to Output

    I am a beginner in AS/400. I have written one RPGIV program which requires to read one PF and will do some processing and will write into another Output file. Input Record format defined in input file : INPREC Output Record format defined in input file : OUTREC. Removing all the processing part ,...

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  • RPGIV Coding Approach for 1 billion records

    I have 1billion records in a PF.Key filed  is Date.I want to generate a report based on Key field.Which approach will be best for me (I mean shall i go with OVRDBF or any other approach)Please suggest.(RPGIV-Free Format-V5R4)

    Pankaj112265 pointsBadges:
  • Reading only the active records in a flat file

    I have a physical flat file which has thousands of deleted records. (I can't get exclusive use of the system to do a reorg) I am doing a sequential read of the file because the file only has a few active records. However, it is taking the program awhile to finish and I'm guessing it is because the...

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  • Are there any Synon experts out there? (20 plus years)

    Experienced, 20 years plus, synon developers have probably forgotten more about synon than the new generation (yes there are young people learning synon) will ever know.   Does any of those experts remember the phantom + sign on subfile displays when there were no more records to display?  If so,...

    Trbeesley140 pointsBadges:
  • iSeries RPG

    Hello, Is it possible to create some kind of RPG sevice program that will reseide in the memory and await for a function key pressed while another program with its own DSPF is interacting with user? For example, user is intereacting with an input screen and secret functional key will allow a popup...

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  • CPF5032 member already locked to this job

    I have a program written in RPGLE which calls numerous other programs. These programs all share similar files. In my main program, when trying to read a particular file, I get error CPF5032 even though I unlock the file right before I do the setll reade. As a result, I figured the lock must be...

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  • Non Subfile Field Not Changing When Doing an EXFMT

    This should be a simple thing to do but it is not working. I have an RPG program in which the user enters a warehouse code and presses enter. If the code is valid, it then populates a field in the record with the warehouse description. If the user changes the code to an invalid warehouse, I turn on...

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  • RPG FREE Reference Book

    Currently, I am using RPG IV. However, I need to learn how to code in RPG Free. Can anyone tell me the names of some good books and/or tutorials which would help with this?

    GHENDER190 pointsBadges:
  • AS/400: RPG IV

    Hi, I stuck in following scenario. I have 2 files FILEA in lib LIBA and FILEB in LIBB and have to use both the files in RPG program.   Please assist me on this.    

    Samule400160 pointsBadges:
  • Receiving a Binary file

    I have a vendor who is placing a files on a FTP Server in Binary.  I need to retrieve those files and place them into an iSeries database file. Is there away to retrieve the file straight from the FTP Server into the database file using GET that will translate from binary to mixed text and packed...

    AS400PCFileTransfer16115 pointsBadges:
  • How to send email through RPG IV or CL?

    [strong]I need to send my spool file thru  email [/strong]

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  • Problem in writing footer in windows subfile

    hi if i write footer its not getting displayed... write control write footer exfmt control.. i hv coded lik above pls rep as soon as possible

    22917515 pointsBadges:
  • Help with AS/400 array

    hi evryone, i'm a beginner with Java and i try this: try{ AS400Array txtarr =new AS400Array(AS400PackedDecimal(55,0),100); parmList[0] = new ProgramParameter(txtarr.toBytes(new BigDecimal(0)),55); ProgramCall pgm = new ProgramCall(sistem,"/qsys.lib/xxx.lib/....pgm",parmList); in my RPG program i...

    BUG68235 pointsBadges:
  • How to display error message without using error message but from complete file time array

    DEAR, HI I HAVE TO DISPLAY ERROR MESSAGES LIKE WHEN I ADD EMPLOYEE CODE,MY PROGRAM SHOULD DISPLAY ERROR MESSAGE AS "EMPLOYEE ALREADY EXISTS"... ONE THING I SHOULD NOT USE ERROR MESSAGE OR ERRMSGID SIMPLE DISPLAY FILE... NOT USING SUBFILE... THEN MAINLY I AM USING COMPILE TIME ARRAY as err1......

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  • Chain in RPG IV

    What is your definition of CHAIN and when do you use it in your programming?

    Jaymz69765 pointsBadges:
  • Reorganizing AS/400 Files While Active

    I work for a company which is a 24/7 company. I cannot get them tp give up the system for any length of time. As a result, any type of maintenance is almost impossible. My biggest problem is reorganizing our files. I have heard that you can do a reorg while active but you must have journaling...

    GHENDER190 pointsBadges:

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