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by Chuck Luttor

The average RPG developer can quickly become proficient in replacing RPG database operation codes with their SQL equivalents when undertaking new programming. In each installment of this series, I will visit an op code or set of op codes in order to prove my contention. First up today is CHAIN. READ MORE >

Give Me Fewer (Not More!) Parameters, Please!
by Ted Holt

Today's musings fall into the 'why would anybody want to do that?' category. 'Why would anybody want to be president?' asks Barack Obama. 'Why would anybody steal a groundhog?' asks Rita in Groundhog Day. My question is, 'Why would anybody pass 16,382 parameters to a subprocedure?' There is a better way. READ MORE >

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Using Lateral Correlation To Define Expressions In DB2 For i
by Michael Sansoterra

The SQL implementation in DB2 for i is second to none. However, one irritating thing common to various SQL dialects is the need to repeat expressions in query. As SQL matured over the years, techniques such as nested table and common table expressions became available to, among other things, reduce repetitive expressions. This tip illustrates the use of the LATERAL correlation as another way to avoid repetition. READ MORE >

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