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December 17, 2014 | Volume 13 Issue 23


TOP STORY: In Praise of the Many
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: Counting Active Jobs by Subsystem and/or User
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In Praise of the Many

Your true worth to your company and your true level of professionalism has nothing to do with what may seem so important today.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

Sometimes it's easy to lose your perspective. Sometimes feeling good about your job isn't easy. Particularly in a world that likes to celebrate those who are on the bleeding edge.


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Feature Article - Programming
The API Corner: Counting Active Jobs by Subsystem and/or User

You can do it by using the List Job API.
bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

I recently received a note from Brian M. that included this:


"…can a program be written to determine the number of active jobs attached to a specified subsystem?...I have been asked to figure out the number of active jobs under a specified subsystem like QINTER or QSERVER and be able to either say ALL users or a specified user like XYZ.… I know the command WRKSBSJOB can let me specify a subsystem and a user but it will not give a total so I have to manually count them…"


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The 12 Sections of PCI DSS and How each Relates to the IBM i Community


In this session, Carol Woodbury draws on her experience consulting with SkyView Partners' clients and helping them with their PCI DSS implementation and compliance requirements. Carol explains each of the 12 sections of the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and describes specifically how each relates to the IBM i community.