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Short demonstrations of tools, techniques and examples (including working SQL examples!!) to help you solve real problems that are part of your everyday work.  Presented by Scott Forstie and Tim Rowe, IBM

 

  • How to Read from an IFS Object

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    The latest TR has delivered an intriguing new IBM i Service. Being able to read the contents of an object from IFS.

    The latest TR has delivered an intriguing new IBM i Service. Being able to read the contents of an object from IFS.  Well, technically, its not 2 service, but 3, Text, Binary, and UTF8, so basically, you have pretty much every option covered. In this session we are not only going to show you HOW to read the contents, but we will also give you some hands-on look at why this is a very interesting new service. 

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

  • Who Owns the Objects?

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    Every system has piles of objects in both the ILE and in IFS. Do you have an understanding of all these objects ?

    Every system has piles of objects in both the ILE and in IFS. Do you have an understanding of all these objects ?  Who Owns them ? How much space are the objects for each use using ?  In this iSee we will explore this question using the QSYS2.Object_Owership service along with a few trick that are part of the SQL language. We will even use a OLAP function! 

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

  • Understand trending of *ALLOBJ users with Temporal

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    In this iSee we will look at a real example of how Temporal tables can be leveraged in a simple way to 'Audit' and understand the trends of users that have *ALLOBJ Special authority.

    In this iSee we will look at a real example of how Temporal tables can be leveraged in a simple way to 'Audit' and understand the trends of users that have *ALLOBJ Special authority.  This gives you a template that can not only be used directly, but with some simple modification can be used to understand a trend for virtually anything on your system. Knowledge is power, this iSee give you insight, which is knowledge helping you better figure out what is actually happening on your IBM i.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

  • Extract your DDL and Save it

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    But if something were to happen to your database table, you might have the data, but do you have the DDL to be able to easily rebuild everything ?

    We all have great procedures for saving the data on our systems. But if something were to happen to your database table, you might have the data, but do you have the DDL to be able to easily rebuild everything ?   In this session we will look at how to easily extract the DDL such that you have that key description information for the future.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

  • Convert your DDS to DDL

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    We are going to look at some methods that will empower you to be able to take those key files created with DDS and easily convert them to a table with DDL.

    Many of us have DDS today that still is used to describe our data. We have asked, 'how to I convert that to DDL?' , 'Is there some magic tool?' .   In this session we are not going to show you any magic, but we are going to look at some methods that will empower you to be able to take those key files created with DDS and easily convert them to a table with DDL. This is an important step in being able to take advantage for the latest in database technology. 

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

  • iSee How You Connect to the IBM i

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    We have been asked if you can tell how people connect the IBM i.

    We have been asked if you can tell how people connect the IBM i.  There good news is there are some ways.  You can easily determine who is connecting using what interface for any database connection!  You can see what level of ACS is being used, if users are still using the old Windows product, and other connections.  This session will show you how to set up an exit point, and then query that data to see how people are connecting to your IBM i.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

  • PTF Compare

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    In this session we will be looking at using 3 part naming to build a 'service' that can call to the IBM Service Planning Web Page, and compare to the list of PTFs currently on your partition and show you what missing.​

    How do you PTF ?  How do you determine if your system has the latest PTFs on it ?  There are several options of course! But not to go about things the easy way, lets toss a wrench in the mix... I want to see if my partition is on the latest PTFs, BUT, this partition does not have access to the Internet!  Now what ? Leveraging 3 part naming, you have a magic solution.  In this session we will be looking at using 3 part naming to build a 'service' that can call to the IBM Service Planning Web Page, and compare to the list of PTFs currently on your partition and show you what missing.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

  • Spreadsheet Automation on IBM i with SQL & ACS

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    Using some simple building blocks, you can automate the extraction of data and the building of a spreadsheet on your IBM i (yes... your IBM i) with out adding ANY additional software. Its all on your system already!

    Spreadsheets, its something so many of us rely on them every day for reviewing and understanding our business. The question is, how do you create those Spreadsheets ?  Using some simple building blocks, you can automate the extraction of data and the building of a spreadsheet on your IBM i (yes... your IBM i) with out adding ANY additional software. Its all on your system already!   In this session we will show you a progression of using SQL to build a data set (either from Db2, or IBM i Service) using ACS to build a spreadsheet, show how to automate that process so its happens every day at a set time, and lastly email that spreadsheet to a list of users.   This can all be done on your IBM i today! 
     

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

  • User Profile Know-How

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    In this video, Scott and Tim take a look at ways to explore user profiles.

    This video will look at new ways to explore user profiles.  Do you know if your profiles on your system have default user profiles ?   Can you tell what user have *ALLOBJ special authority even if they have that elevated authority from group or supplemental profiles ?   With these SQL scripts and techniques you can quick gain insight and gain some control over the user profiles on your system.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.

  • Never Run out of Storage

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    In this video, Scott and Tim take a look at these early warning setting, as well as some fantastic SQL that will help you parse, understand, and review the messages that are created when you reach an out or storage threshold. PACKAGE INCLUDES SQL SCRIPT

    System storage is never a problem right up until it is and then its a major problem.  There are controls on the system that can help give you that early warning. In this video, Scott and Tim take a look at these early warning setting, as well as some fantastic SQL that will help you parse, understand, and review the messages that are created when you reach an out or storage threshold.  This SQL is a great building block for any query you might want to use when looking at any messages that get sent to places like QSYSOPR or the History Log.

    Tim Rowe

    Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

    Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.