Ever tried expanding the size of a field or entity in your IBM i application? The impact across database and source code can be massive. Done manually, a field expansion project is expensive and high-risk – a waste of development talent and adding no functional value.
Yet with the right tools, automation reduces IBM i field expansion projects by over 75% on average.
There are many reasons why a field can become too small. For example, the bank identification (BIN) code recently expanded from 6 to 8 digits, requiring changes to banking software worldwide. Currency devaluations are another common cause. And given the longevity of IBM i applications, even a simple growth in business can leave a ‘count’ field too small!
In our Webinar, we will demonstrate how to automate the entire process of field expansion in RPG and DB2 for i, including:
- Transformation of source code, propagation of changes from field to field
- Generation of data retrieval programs
- Regression testing of changes
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