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October 24, 2014 | Volume 11 Issue 42


TOP STORY: RPG Academy: Parameters: Do You Know Your Options?, Part 2
ADVERTORIAL: Case Study: PowerTech's IBM i Security Solutions
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: iBelieve Tour Returns to Europe Bigger and Stronger
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal
MC INDUSTRY BLOGS: Why Network Security 6.50?
EVENT: Reporting and Analytics for Manufacturers and Distributors

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Feature Article - Programming
RPG Academy: Parameters: Do You Know Your Options?, Part 2

The *NOPASS option is very useful, but it's not the perfect solution for every situation. This TechTip continues to discuss the different options available, explaining what *OMIT is and when and how to use it.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

What if you need the 21st and 22nd parameters of a procedure's parameter list with 40 parameters to be optional? Should you change the procedure's parameters, making the 23rd to 40th parameters optional too? That means validating whether all those parameters were passed and assigning default values to each of them. Not the best of solutions, right? This is the most annoying shortcoming of *NOPASS.


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Case Study: PowerTech's IBM i Security Solutions

PowerTech's security software helps Seneca Gaming Corporation play the security game and win by auditing, monitoring, and controlling user activity.

robin tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

For centuries, the Seneca people have made their home in the western portion of what is now New York State. During their proud, rich history, they relied heavily on hunting, fishing, and agriculture for food. They were great con­querors and fierce adversaries, as well as sophisticated politicians with centuries of democratic savvy. By 1848, they had developed their own constitution and elective government, and officially became the Seneca Nation of Indians.


MC Video Portal

MC Video Portal

Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal

In this informative video:  Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, discusses the security administration requirement to view audit journal entries on a daily basis and how that can realistically be accomplished using SkyView's Audit Journal Reporter product.


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Top 10 Best-Selling Titles

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