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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

 

  • Convert Spool files to PDF easy with SQL

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    With a simple SQL statement you can find and convert spool files to PDF simple as pie. In this session Scott and Tim show you this new tool with a live demo. ​​​

    There are many ways to convert spool files to PDFs.  Many are interactive though, which of course makes doing some in a scheduled or programmatic manner difficult!   There is NOW a easy solution to the issue, the Generate PDF helper function delivered in SYSTOOLS.  This means that now with a simple SQL statement you can find and convert spool files to PDF simple as pie.  In this session Scott and Tim show you this new tool with a live demo.

    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.

  • Modern Application Part 3 - The View

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    In this concluding session, we present a quick and easy way to leverage modern languages and frameworks to pull it all together.

    Applications are the life blood of our business. The world of applications has changed a great deal over the past few years.  Well, at least they should have changed.

    In this and the next few videos, we are going to look at a few different aspects of applications. In this concluding session, we present a quick and easy way to leverage modern languages and frameworks to pull it all together.   We include the code to help you get started on this journey. 

     


     

    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.

  • Modern Application Part 2 - Rest APIs

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    In this session we will take a look at creating Rest Apis to access and and update data within the databases that we created in the last session.

    Applications are the life blood of our business. The world of applications has changed a great deal of the past few years.  Well, at least they should have changed. In this and the next few videos, we are going to look at a few different aspects of applications. In this session we will take a look at creating Rest Apis to access and and update data within the databases that we created in the last session.  
     

    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.

  • Modern Application Part 1 - The Data Model

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    This session will explore some of the new features, technologies, and patterns for data. Scott is going to take us though some key database ideas and concepts and some very practical code snippets to give you a head start on using these techniques in your own world.​

    Applications are the life blood of our business. The world of applications has changed a great deal of the past few years.  Well, at least they should have changed. In this and the next few videos, we are going to look at a few different aspects of applications. This session will explore some of the new features,  technologies, and patterns for data.  Scott is going to take us though some key database ideas and concepts and some very practical code snippets to give you a head start on using these techniques in your own world.

    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.

  • How to Leverage RCAC Row Permissions

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    Tim and Scott take a look at the 2nd half of Row Column Access Controls - Row Permissions. We dive into how to setup and activate this support and show you what it looks like to prohibit a user from accessing data in a database table.

    In this session, Tim and Scott take a look at the 2nd half of Row Column Access Controls - Row Permissions. We dive into how to setup and activate this support and show you what it looks like to prohibit a user from accessing data in a database table.  The source and examples are provided which should give you a great head start in enabling this on your favorite database table.

  • How to Use RCAC Column Masking

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    While we are still using ACS and SQL we are using them to accomplish a new purpose. How to provide masking of data in a database table.

    Tim and Scott branch out a little in this session. While we are still using ACS and SQL we are using them to accomplish a new purpose.  How to provide masking of data in a database table.  If you have sensitive data that people should  not have access to, this session is for you.  We will show you using RCAC how you can control at the Data level who can see data and what part of the data they should have access too. The best part, while we are using SQL to set this up and demo things, this can be applied to either a DDS or DDL based table!

    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.

  • Write to a File in the IFS

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    In the last session we showed you how to read the contents of a file in the Integrated File System. So, naturally, it makes sense in this session to show how to write content to an object in the IFS.

    In the last session we showed you how to read the contents of a file in the Integrated File System. So, naturally, it makes sense in this session to show how to write content to an object in the IFS. This video is a 3 part story: 1. Something simple, write all the names of every library to a file.  2. Generate some JSON and write that in UNICODE to a file. 3. Write your favorite SQL into a file that can then be run in an automated manner.

    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.

  • 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.