This class provides an introduction to RPG IV programming on the IBM i (iSeries and AS/400). No previous knowledge of RPG is required or assumed. This course covers both Fixed format and /FREE format C Specifications, with the current language enhancements. Students are also introduced to Free format File and Definition specifications, though those are not the focus. The class focuses on the student's ability to read and maintain existing RPG IV programs, and to create new programs using modern language capabilities. Some popular RPG legacy capabilities are reviewed to assist the student in reading, maintaining and enhancing existing programs.
Before taking this course, you should have a basic knowledge of computer programming as well as these tools from IBM: Source Entry Utility (SEU) and Programming Development Manager (PDM), or IBM’s RDi.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for those wanting an introduction to RPG IV programming on the IBM i (iSeries and AS/400).
Introduction to RPG IV
- Data Definition
- Calculations and Character Operations
- Conditional and Iterative Operations
- File Processing
- Advanced File Processing
- Arrays and Tables
- Printing Reports
- Interactive Workstation Programming
- Modular Programming
- Overview of Advanced ILE Concepts