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Introduction to Programming the iSeries

Duration

4 hours

Overview

The Introduction to Programming the iSeries course introduces the programming languages available on the iSeries. It explains the object types associated with them, and the data sources (objects) that programs can access.

Audience

Personnel requiring an introduction to iSeries programming

Prerequisites

Knowledge of data processing, programming concepts, and the iSeries operating system

Objectives

    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Recognize the programming languages available on the iSeries
  • Identify how to create and execute iSeries host programs
  • Recognize data sources and data outputs available to iSeries host programs
  • Identify the benefits of ILE for modular application design
  • Recognize RPG OPM source code
  • Recognize RPG ILE source code
  • Identify how Service Programs and APIs are used in RPG ILE programs

Course Content

Languages and Programming

Programming Languages Available on the iSeries and Their Typical Uses
The Process of Creating and Executing Host Programs

Program Input and Output

Data Inputs and Data Outputs Used By iSeries Programs
Typical Inputs
Typical Outputs
Database Files
Device Files
Creating Database and Device Files

Introduction to System Design and ILE

ILE and Modular Application Design
Important Benefit of the ILE Environment
Bound Calls
Binding Directories

Introduction to RPG OPM Program Code

The Line Specifications Used in RPG OPM Program Code:

  • Control Specifications
  • File Specifications
  • Extension Specifications
  • Line Counter Specifications
  • Input Specifications
  • Calculation Specifications
  • Output Specifications

Introduction to RPG ILE Program Code

The Line Specifications Used in RPG ILE Program Code:

  • Control Specifications
  • File Specifications
  • Definition Specifications
  • Calculation Specifications
  • Output Specifications

Introduction to Service Programs and APIs

Benefits of Service Programs and How They are Implemented
Benefits of APIs and How They are Called from RPG ILE

Introduction to Programming the iSeries Mastery Test

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