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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

  • Spreadsheet Automation on IBM i with SQL & ACS

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/10/2020

    This recording is free for members and nonmembers. 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

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/30/2020

    This recording is free for members and nonmembers. 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

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/17/2020

    This recording is free for members and nonmembers. 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.

  • System Limits - Don't Take It to the Limit!

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/09/2020

    This recording is free for members and nonmembers. In this session, Scott and Tim will look at a number of these system limits and look at how they can give you insight to usage on the system over time as well as watch for problems before they happen. PACKAGE INCLUDES SQL SCRIPT

    System Limits is a key and widely unknown mystery of the IBM i operating system. There exists today, key limits that can help you understand system usage as well as make sure you are not about to cause your self undo pain with a system outage!  In this session, Scott and Tim will look at a number of these system limits and look at how they can give you insight to usage on the system over time as well as watch for problems before they happen.  

    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.

  • Don't be Fooled by Spool

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/30/2020

    This recording is free for members and nonmembers. In this session Scott and Tim will look at some ways to first actually understand what spool is on your system as well as who is generating it and then we will take it a step further showing you how to actually clean up and delete spool files. PACKAGE INCLUDES SQL SCRIPT

    Spool, we all have it.  What and how we deal with it are the real questions. In this session Scott and Tim will look at some ways to first actually understand what spool is on your system as well as who is generating it and then we will take it a step further showing you how to actually clean up and delete spool files. The last thing we will discuss is actually looking in to the spool files to find common strings, and details to help you actually understand the contents

    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.

  • ACS, Getting started with Run SQL Scripts and IBM i Services

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/20/2020

    This recording is free for members and nonmembers. In this very first iSee session we show you some tips and features on how to best use the IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) Run SQL Scripts interface as you start to explore the power of IBM i Services.

    In this very first iSee session we show you some tips and features on how to best use the IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) Run SQL Scripts interface as you start to explore the power of IBM i Services.

    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.

  • Getting ACS

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/20/2020

    This recording is free for members and nonmembers. How do you get ACS ? There are several ways, in this session we will review the download option, but also explore the new PTF delivery method. Yes, you can now get the latest updates for ACS via a PTF.

    How do you get IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) ?   There are several ways, in this session we will review the download option, but also explore the new PTF delivery method.  Yes, you can now get the latest updates for ACS via a PTF

    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.

  • Manage your IFS with IBM i Services and ACS

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/20/2020

    This recording is free for members and nonmembers. With IBM i 7.3 TR8 and IBM i 7.4 TR2 there are many new IBM i Services that can really help make the management and understanding of your IFS easier. In this session we will look at some practical examples on how to better manage your Integrated File System (IFS) along with some new features to improve your experience with IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS).

    With IBM i 7.3 TR8 and IBM i 7.4 TR2 there are many new IBM i Services that can really help make the management and understanding of your IFS easier. In this session we will look at some practical examples on how to better manage your Integrated File System (IFS) along with some new features to improve your experience with IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS).

    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.

    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.