Volume 14, Number 11 -- May 14, 2014
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Using Built-In Global Variables In DB2 For i 7.2
by Michael Sansoterra

The long awaited announcement of IBM i 7.2 comes with several enhancements to DB2 for i. In this tip, I'm going to explore the new set of built-in global variables that come with DB2 for i 7.2. If you're unfamiliar with global variables, see New in DB2 for i 7.1: Use Global Variables to Track Environment Settings or the CREATE VARIABLE statement. READ MORE >

Interpreting Stream File Timestamps
by Ted Holt

Fortunately, IBM i has an Integrated File System (IFS), into which you can store any kind of data your heart desires. Fortunately, IBM provides an API that your programs can use to retrieve information about IFS stream files. Unfortunately, this API is rooted in the Unix world. Unfortunately, timestamps are stored in what I would call a bizarre manner. Fortunately, you are intelligent enough to learn how this API works. READ MORE >

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Admin Alert: When Journaling Slows Down Your System, And What To Do About It
by Joe Hertvik

One interesting feature of the IBM i operating system is that under certain circumstances, journaling can actually slow down batch job performance. Here's a real-life case study of how journaling can slow down processing and what tools IBM provides to handle the situation. READ MORE >

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