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iSeries freeware/shareware library

iSeries freeware/shareware library Debra Tart, associate editor

Check out our iSeries freeware and shareware library for a comprehensive listing of i5/iSeries downloads, code samples and useful tools that can be used as is or customized to fit your needs. You'll find freeware and shareware from IBM, Search400 members and a ton of iSeries users. If you're looking for free or inexpensive software, you come to the right place!

Have you come across freeware that I don't have listed here? Shoot me an email, and I'll add it to the library. Don't forget to bookmark this page as it will be updated frequently.

freeware html API interfaces resources

AS400Expert -- A tool for accessing iSeries file

Barcode check digit calculation

Bryan Dietz's iSeries freeware utilities

BSC SDLC file transfer

BVS/Tools -- iSeries shareware

CASE -- Computer Aided Software version 5

Calendar & date conversion

Card file: This system replaces the 3x5 index cards you purchase at the store

CCLTOOLS: A freeware collection of a number of programmer's tools

CGI Spooled Files (WRKCGISPLF)

Client Access keys

Code400.com offers free downloads

Create table like, but different

Code samples courtesy of Martin Booth

Command default change

Convert RPG 3 to RPG4 LE

Copy spool file to PC for spread sheet

COZZI Utilities

Create CSV format Stream File (CRTCSVF)

DBG/400 -- Create .csv data

Debugging variable length ILE RPG fields

Display journal

Dump the internals of OS/400 spooled files


Find members across files and libraries

Free Visual Basic code

F.R.O.G. for the IBM iSeries DB2

FTP batch

FTP-Tools utility

FTP server logon exit program & FTP request validation exit program

HTML for DDS Programmers

Help400 freeware

Help400 Shareware tools

Henrik Krebs' programs for iSeries 400

IBM's Easy400 deliverables

Inspector: Freeware to help iSeries and Windows IT shops configure Single Sign-On (SSO) using Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) and Kerberos.

Integrating DB with WYSIWYG text

iSeries CD-Mastering software

iSeries commands (This site is in German.)

iSeries custom menu system(CMS) application

iSeries editing perspective for WDSC

iSeries email

iSeries Messages Plug-In for WDSC

iSeries reports in a portable format

Jesper Wachs' ASInstall Creator -- freeware/shareware

Kisco Information Systems

Linux tn5250 emulator

Loan payment calculation

Monitor Internet servers with the iSeries

MowYourLawn.com -- RPG & Java code

Open Query select

Open source tools for the iSeries from the iSeries-toolkit Project

Open Source "SoftWoehr" page

Navan (UK) Limited -- products designed for the iSeries


PDF utility

Pop-up calendar for the iSeries

Pop-up help

Printing overlays

Reorganize physical files

Retrieve Invocation Stack utility

RPG 3 & 4 Trace

RPG "cheat sheet" #2 –- Create a service program

RPG Alive 2000 -- RPG editing and analysis tool

Run Query file

RPG Nest

RPGNext.com -- RPG programming for the Next Generation

Run WebFacing remotely to the iSeries

Scott Klement's open source projects

ScreenSurfer -- Host Access for the Web

Showing pictures on the iSeries

Six cool things you can do with IBM HTTP Server for AS/400

Spool Converter Pro

Spooled File Plug-In for WDSC

Subversion for OS/400 -- Open source PC version control that runs on the iSeries

Submit jobs

Subprocedure tips and techniques

The most common programming bug

The Remote System Explorer: An easy first step

Using "subfiles" with Net.Data

Working with Net.Data Table Functions


ZBRKMSGPGM (Break message processing program)

ZCHGUSRSPC (Change user space)

ZipSeries (Zip OS/400 items directly to your PC)

This was first published in May 2006

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