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March 21, 2012 | Volume 11 Issue 6


TOP STORY: Update Your Data with Peace of Mind Using Commitment Control
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: More on UNIX-Type Time Values
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Time Running Out to Save on Anaheim COMMON Registration
FORUM: RPG SQL Insert into Qtemp Table
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Feature Article - Programming
Update Your Data with Peace of Mind Using Commitment Control

Learn how to use commitment control in your RPG programs to ensure a complete transaction and how to roll back the changes when unable to complete.

tom_snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

I'm usually talking about powerful IBM i resources that can do great things with minimal work. Commands such as those need to be treated with respect and tested well to ensure that you'll get the expected results. In this article, I'll be taking a step back to talk about some safety measures that you could take to protect the integrity of your data by using commitment control within your code.


Feature Article - Programming
The API Corner: More on UNIX-Type Time Values

There are some things you need to consider when using epoch-based time values.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

Last month, in the article "Understanding and Using UNIX-Type Time Values," we looked at how to answer the specific question, "Does anyone know how to convert the time values that are returned from the stat() IFS api for an IFS file?" Two possible solutions were reviewed: using RPG timestamp support and also using C run-time API support. Today, we'll look at bit deeper into the time values returned by many UNIX-type APIs and some considerations related to the use of these time values.


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