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June 19, 2013 | Volume 12 Issue 12

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: RPG IV Style: Free-Format Syntax
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: Monitoring a Job Queue
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Feature Article - Programming
 
RPG IV Style: Free-Format Syntax

If you use the free-format specification, good standards will result automatically.

jim buckWritten by Bryan Meyers and Jim Buck

Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from the book Programming in RPG IV, 4th Edition.

At current releases, RPG IV is primarily a free-format language, especially in the area of calculation processing. While it's not perfect, the free-format specification effectively renders the traditional fixed-format Calculation specification obsolete. IBM has introduced many new RPG IV features exclusively in free format.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
The API Corner: Monitoring a Job Queue

Learn the value of using the Job Notification Exit Point.

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

Back in April, the following question was posed on the MC Press Online CL forum:

 

"I am looking for advice on how to create a CL that will actively monitor a specific job queue and release jobs. All jobs that are submitted automatically go to hold status because the JOBD for end users is set to this. The business does not want to change the JOBD, so I need to come up with a way to actively monitor jobs for a specific queue and release jobs that are submitted. Any ideas?"


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