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September 3, 2014 | Volume 13 Issue 16


TOP STORY: Practical RPG: Building Monitors with EOFDLY
FEATURED ARTICLE: The Transfer Ownership (XFRO) MI Instruction
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Feature Article - Programming
Practical RPG: Building Monitors with EOFDLY

Here's an alternative to data queues that works especially well when your primary input is a database file.

joe plutaWritten by Joe Pluta

I've written two articles on how to use data queues. Data queues are especially practical when you're sending many messages with different layouts between multiple clients and servers. They're easy to create and don't require much in the way of initial design. Simply create the data queue and away you go!


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Feature Article - Programming
The Transfer Ownership (XFRO) MI Instruction

Investigate the XFRO MI instruction by experimentation.

junlei liWritten by Junlei Li

According to the MI documentation in the IBM Knowledge Center, one of the reasons that may cause the Object Not Eligible for Operation (hex 2204) exception is a temporary object was referenced on a Transfer Ownership instruction. The Transfer Ownership (XFRO) MI instruction, which has been available since System/38, transfers the ownership of a permanent MI object from its original owning user profile to another user profile. This article discusses the functionality of the XFRO MI instruction and the use of this MI instruction by the operating system.


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Step by Step Approach to Implementing Object Level Security

In this Webinar:  More organizations are realizing the need for implementing object level security -- especially for database files that contain information which must comply with various laws or regulations. But the question many administrators have is, how do you secure files without breaking the application or other processes? During this presentation, security expert Carol Woodbury will discuss how. Configuration options, testing steps, "gotchas" to avoid, along with real-life examples will be presented.