iKnow Knowledge Share


Welcome to the iKnow Knowledge Share MDNA Blog where our experts at Midrange Dynamics North America share their knowledge. Check out their articles and learn from their knowledge share.

When to Use or Not Use *ALLSEP

Deep Thought of the Month “I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.”     – The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall,

Read More »

Enumeration Support

Bad Joke of the Month: Yesterday, I ate a clock.  It was very time consuming…especially when I went back for seconds. Enumeration Support On October 10, IBM announced the latest RPG features. Among the new features were Enumerations (sometimes called ‘mnemonics’) – which is a group of named constants meant

Read More »

%LEFT and %RIGHT Built-in Functions

Bad Joke of the Month: A friend went Axe Throwing.  I asked if she ever tried it blind folded. She replied, “No.” so I said “You don’t know what you’re missing!” %LEFT and %RIGHT Built-in Functions On October 10, IBM announced the latest RPG features. Among the new features were

Read More »

Automate Your Testing With MDChange

New Automated Testing Templates provide the ability to trigger automatic testing when a specific object or objects (for designated attributes) are installed.   This provides a way to automate testing processes and act on results from within MDChange.  The new functionality includes the option of having a quality gate to block

Read More »

The Latest VS Code Goodies

Shout out to Scott, Liam, Tim and the IBM i team! Midrange Dynamics R&D is having a lot of fun incorporating more and more functionality of the “Code for IBMi” and the “Db2 for i” VS  Code extensions into MDOpen.   Many exciting features have been in place since the MDOpen

Read More »

Environment Variables in Cobol? Why not?

Bad Joke of the Month: Q: Why do programmers prefer dark mode?A: Because light attracts bugs. Environment Variables in Cobol?  Why not? After posting last month’s blog post about environment variables, I was asked by a reader if it’s possible to use environment variables in a Cobol program. The answer? 

Read More »