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August 03, 2006
IBM announced the release of its DB2 CommonStore Email Archiving Solution, an appliance that SMBs with little to no IT staffs can install quickly and easily.
April 12, 2005
IBM announced Tuesday the latest in a series improvements to its iSeries line, which analysts say is evidence of a trend towards an increased overlap with the pSeries.
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Learn about a quick way of running an AS/400 query to select records based on current sysdate. Continue Reading
Triggers can be implemented on the AS/400 using a high-level language or SQL and can be used to enforce business rules or validating input data. Learn how to use DB2 triggers as a means of auditing data inserts, deletes or changes. Continue Reading
In SQL, when converting a numeric physical file to digits, pass the results of the DIGITS function through the STRIP function in order to avoid leading zeros. Continue Reading
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Create a host variable of the where in statement on the fly with dynamic SQL. Continue Reading
When working with DB2 files with columns that have both short and long names, there is no option choose which column names are returned via ODBC because SQL-based interfaces use the long column name by default. Continue Reading
When developing tables in a parent-child relationship, use a primary key and a foreign key along with a unique ID to make your database easier to maintain over time. Continue Reading
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Working with databases over multiple iSeries systems can be simple when remotely connecting logical partitions with distributed data management (DDM). Continue Reading
You may think that blocking access to SQL line commands will protect your data. However, Carol Woodbury warns that object level security is the only real way to keep your data safe from unwanted manipulation. Continue Reading
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Registering an external SQL stored procedure and leveraging RPG with your creation allows for increased flexibility in dealing with numerous types of data. Continue Reading
Using RPG ILE with embedded SQL can be a fast way to make database reports on the IBM i. Joe Pluta shares the code of his first SQLRPGLE program. Continue Reading
By virtue of being bult-in to the AS/400, RPG has speed for some operations that SQL cannot touch. Learn how RPG works with indexing to retrieve data from your IBM i. Continue Reading