Kisco Unveils the Newly Renamed iFileUtility
September 10, 2013 Alex Woodie
It’s already been five years since the last major name change of the platform formerly known as AS/400. Just the same, there are still a lot of products out there that have some variation of ‘400 in the name (including, ahem, some IT Jungle products). One product vendor that’s been working to clean its lineup of the ‘400 name is Kisco Information Systems, which recently unveiled iFileUtility.
iFileUtility is a native green-screen tool used to browse and maintain IBM i databases. The product enables users to view and update single records, or view and update groups of records simultaneously. It also includes a scan-and-replace function for making changes based on certain criteria.
The software works on both physical and logical database files, and will find all logical files associated with the file in question. Additionally, it allows users to see field headings and descriptions, review record layouts, and copy records within a file. Users will also find it’s capable of generating DDS source code for any file, and will also generate RPG.
The product was formerly called Quick File Utility/400 (QFU/400). “We are slowly getting all of our products that had ‘400 in the name switched to a different name,” Kisco president Rich Loeber says via email. “The underlying software, in this case, is unchanged with the exception of some software stabilization changes that have been ongoing since the last release.”
iFileUtility is available now. The software costs $595, and Kisco also sells a license for a “carry around” version for consultants and consulting companies that costs $795. For more information or a free 30-day trial, see Kisco Information Systems.