Command Jeopardy!

Steven Wolk, PC Richards

March 20, 2018 FASUG Meeting

Session Abstract:
The IBM i operating system includes hundreds of commands that we use every day. Everything you type on a command line is a command! But did you know that you can create commands of your very own? Commands that can save you valuable time? Commands that can be used as building blocks to make program development more efficient? Come to this session to learn how - and to have some fun! We will start with the basics for those who have never created a command, and then proceed through more advanced topics such ELEM QUAL, validation using DEP, error handling, help text in panel groups, and more. We will look at a number of useful examples of custom commands, and you will even leave with free source code you can use as is, or leverage as a starting point for your own commands. We will reinforce the concepts we learn by playing Command Jeopardy... for prizes! Learn some great techniques, have some fun, and maybe leave with a prize!

After participating in this session, attendees should have the skills and tools to: