Volume 14, Number 13 -- June 11, 2014
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Custom Perspectives In RSE
by Susan Gantner

In my earlier tip, Who Needs Custom Perspectives In RSE?, I described how to create a custom perspective and I also described one scenario when custom perspectives come in handy. I promised to follow that up with another way to use custom perspectives. READ MORE >

Surmounting Identity Column Challenges
by Ted Holt

Using an identity column is a wonderful way to ensure that each row of a table (record of a physical file) has a unique identifier. It sure beats storing the next batch (invoice, transaction, etc.) number in a data area or a one-record database file. Here are a few things to keep in mind when inserting rows (writing records) into a table that has an identity column. READ MORE >

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Admin Alert: Reorganizing IBM i Files To Improve Disk Performance, Part 1
by Joe Hertvik

One of the easiest ways to improve IBM i performance is to make sure all your critical files are reorganized on a regular basis. Files with excessive deleted records take longer to read because each returned record block contains deleted as well as active records. The next two columns, I'll present a template for detecting and reorganizing your most active files to improve disk processing efficiency. READ MORE >

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