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A Generic Character Editing Routine
by Jon Paris

Recently I was asked if I knew of a way to edit character strings. For example, take a character string representing a product code such as AX12345Q and edit it to produce AX-123-45 Q. My initial reaction was to reach for an edit word, but sadly they only work for numerics, for some strange reason. READ MORE >

Formatting Dates With SQL, Take 3
by Ted Holt

I love it when someone improves something I've produced. In this case, that someone was Barry Arnold, an A-1COBOL programmer with whom I had the privilege to work once upon a time. Barry improved my FMTDATE SQL function for use in his shop. Maybe his enhancement will help you, too. READ MORE >

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New OLAP Aggregate Functions In DB2 for i, Part 1
by Michael Sansoterra

In my last tips about the new OLAP features in DB2 for i 7.3, I discussed the OLAP Aggregation Specification and the new LAG and LEAD OLAP functions. In this article and the next one, I continue the discussion of new OLAP features by highlighting four new OLAP aggregate functions: FIRST_VALUE, LAST_VALUE, nTH_VALUE, and RATIO_TO_REPORT. The value of these functions is that they can reference data from other rows in a query result set relative to the current row. READ MORE >

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The Platform
Supercomputing's Scramble to Keep Thinking in Parallel

When HPC Becomes Normal

Stretching Software Across Future Exascale Systems

Dreaming Of 100 Exaflops In 2030

OpenPower Developers Primed for Big Wins at IBM Hackathon

In Situ Analysis to Push Supercomputing Efficiency

Inside Look at Key Applications on China's New Top Supercomputer

Oracle Takes On Xeons With Sparc S7

System Software, Orchestration Gets an OpenHPC Boost

Emerging "Universal" FPGA, GPU Platform for Deep Learning

Lenovo HPC Bounces Back After IBM Spinoff

Novel Architectures on the Far Horizon for Weather Prediction


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