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TechTip: Implement Your Own DLTOBJ Command via the Undocumented QLIDLOBJ API PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Junlei Li   
Friday, 18 January 2013 00:00

Wouldn't it be nice to have just one delete command for all object types?

junlei liWritten by Junlei Li

As an IBM i developer, you have numerous object-related commands that accept a qualified object name and a valid object type to identify the target object(s) to work with—for example, WRKOBJ OBJ(XLIB/XFILE) OBJTYPE(*FILE), ALCOBJ OBJ(XLIB/XPGM) OBJTYPE(*PGM), DSPOBJD OBJ(XLIB/XSPC) OBJTYPE(*USRSPC), etc. However, you do not have a Delete Object (DLTOBJ) command. Instead, you have a bunch of object type?specific delete object commands, such as Delete Program (DLTPGM), Delete File (DLTF), and so on.

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 January 2013 00:00
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TechTip: GPS Mode of the Geo Map Chart: Generate Professional-Grade Charts in Your Programs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rafael Victoria-Pereira   
Friday, 09 March 2012 00:00

In the previous TechTip, I explained what the Geo Chart API can do in Location Name Mode. Now, I'll discuss this API's GPS Mode and share some insights on the best ways to configure the chart's options.

rafael_victoria_preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

The previously presented Location Name Mode is very useful when the data that is being presented refers to countries or parts of a country, because the location is not (nor does it intend to be) very accurate. The most accurate way to pinpoint a location using this API is by using that location's GPS coordinates. That's exactly what GPS Mode allows.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 March 2012 14:17
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TechTip: Exploring GeoNames Web Services, Part IV: Find Nearby Wikipedia Entries PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rafael Victoria-Pereira   
Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00

This time, we'll use the GPS coordinates to search in Wikipedia. Confused? Read all about it in this TechTip!

rafael_victoria_preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

As a follow-up to the previous TechTip, this one will provide the means to complement the Points of Interest (POI) data with geo-referenced Wikipedia articles. GeoNames has a Web service called Find Nearby Wikipedia Entries that works the same as Find Nearby POIs.

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Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2011 18:32
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TechTip: Exploring GeoNames Web Services, Part III: Find Nearby Points of Interest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rafael Victoria-Pereira   
Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

Use the procedure explained here to help your clients find the Points of Interest (POIs) near your place of business, just like a GPS device would!

rafael_victoria_preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

While the previous tips of this series have been focused on retrieving information relevant to your company, this time it'll be a bit different: this one is for your clients.

 

Knowing beforehand that there's a nice restaurant or bar near your car dealership is useful when you go in for a small repair that won't take long. You can either find out for yourself or, if your dealership has a really nice service, its Web site or customer support line will be able to tell you. From a company's point of view, having additional information available about its locations (stores, offices, branches) might provide an edge over the competition.

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Last Updated on Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00
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TechTip: Connect ActionScript 3.0 with IBM i to Enable Flash Programs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Junlei Li   
Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

It's true! You can allow Flash programs to work with IBM i via the IBM i host servers.

junlei_liWritten by Junlei Li

Adobe Flash (formerly SmartSketch FutureSplash, FutureSplash Animator, and Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to Web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games, and animations for broadcast. More recently, it has been positioned as a tool for the development of cross-platform Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).

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Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00
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TechTip: Exploring the GeoNames Free Web Services, Part I: The Time Zone PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rafael Victoria-Pereira   
Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

This series explores the useful yet simple Web services of GeoNames, starting with their time zone API. I'll explain how to use these free Web services, providing examples of single and orchestrated usage to accomplish tasks that can help your business in innovative ways!

rafael_victoria_preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

We live in a global village; there's no way to deny it. Long gone are the days of countries standing alone, of companies staying within the boundaries of their nations. In today's busy world, it's common to find an American company with branches in Japan, India, or France or vice versa. Sometimes, this global presence causes serious headaches, simply because it's not the same time everywhere.

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2011 14:50
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