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November 19, 2014 | Volume 13 Issue 21


TOP STORY: Why the Zend Conference Matters to IBM i Folks
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: Saving Only Physical Files in a Library
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Feature Article - Programming
Why the Zend Conference Matters to IBM i Folks

Each of us is an evangelist for the i, a voice heard in the wilderness. But to make that voice heard, we need to get out there where the people who are not part of our "i world" live.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

I just got back from ZendCon, the annual conference for Zend, the people who bring you PHP and its interface on the IBM i.


It was a great experience and not just because of the weather. Santa Clara, California, in October. Sunny skies, exceptionally nice temps in the low 70s. Even though the hotel was connected to the convention center, I went out of my way to walk outside coming and going.


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Feature Article - Programming
The API Corner: Saving Only Physical Files in a Library

It's easily done by using the List Objects and Save Object List APIs.

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

I recently received a note from Ray J. that included the following:


"I save and restore physical files from one system to another. The libraries contain both physical and logical files. I would like to save and restore only the physical files. However, using the omit parameter on the SAVOBJ commands only allows a few hundred omits, and I have more than 300 omits and more than 1000 files. The best I have come up with so far is to display the object description of all the *FILES, run a query, and output a file containing the names of only *FILES with attribute PF. Then read that file and save each object one at a time. That seems like a lot of overhead. Any other suggestions?"


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