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Tuesday, June 9 • 09:30 - 10:45
SID Lecture 1.1 Extending RPG with DATA-INTO, DATA-GEN & Open Access

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In recent years IBM have taken a new approach to RPG enhancements. Rather that try to develop all the facilities that RPG developers will ever need, they have instead provided mechanisms that open the doors for other developers to enhance the language.

Open Access, for example, can be used to allow RPG to directly read IFS files, or to retrieve data from web services.

Similarly DATA-INTO allows RPG to be extended to consume any formatted data such as JSON or CSVs.
DATA-GEN does the reverse and allows you to generated formatted text data.

This session will show you how these features work and how you can use them to meet your specific business needs.

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Jon Paris

System i Developer
After working on a variety of systems for over a dozen years, Jon Paris was introduced to the System/38. This began a "love affair" that ultimately led him to join IBM’s Toronto laboratory, working on the S/3X and AS/400 compilers. While with IBM he played a major role in the definition... Read More →

Tuesday June 9, 2020 09:30 - 10:45 BST
Room 5