Volume 14, Number 18 -- August 13, 2014
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The Geezer's Guide to Free-Form RPG, Part 5: File Definitions
by Jon Paris

While the changes in data definition introduced by the new free-form RPG support are great, I have to admit that it was probably the free-form file specifications that raised the biggest cheer from me. Let me tell you why. READ MORE >

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In our RPG programs we protect input operations (CHAIN, READ, etc.) with an error-handling routine that notifies users of record locks. That is, the RecLock subroutine sends a break message to the locking user and displays a window with lock information to the requesting user. This logic is not working in one of our programs, and we can't determine why. Can you help? READ MORE >

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Admin Alert: More On Porting User Profiles Between IBM i Partitions
by Joe Hertvik

After receiving reader email about my recent tip on how to port IBM i user profiles from one partition to another, I found there were two items that deserved more explanation and correction: 1) Restoring user profiles for multiple users; and 2) related parameters and objects that a restored profile needs. Here are some corrections and additional information that fill in the gaps that were missing from my previous article. READ MORE >

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