Volume 14, Number 12 -- May 28, 2014
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The Geezer's Guide to Free-Form RPG, Part 3: Data Structures and More Data Definitions
by Jon Paris

In my previous tip on the new free-form RPG support I discussed the basics of the new methods for defining data in RPG. In this tip I will be covering some additional aspects of the new style data definitions that are not so obvious from a simple reading of the documentation. READ MORE >

DB2 for i 7.2 Functions, Functions, Functions
by Michael Sansoterra

In this tip about new DB2 for i 7.2 features, I'm going to cover some noteworthy news about user-defined function (UDF) features. The feature list includes how a function name is now resolved based on casting rules, named parameters, parameter defaults and array parameters. READ MORE >

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The IBM i Journal Cache Sweeper Knob
by Joe Hertvik

After publishing my latest article on improving IBM i journal performance with journal caching, IBM Rochester Software Engineer Chad Olstad wrote in with the following comment, which expands on journal caching and offers an alternate view of journal caching's relationship with commitment control. READ MORE >

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