i for Application Developers

Course:  IAPPD
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This course is designed to introduce programmers and analysts to the i (System i, i5, iSeries and AS/400) from the point of view of application development.

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Topics Covered In This Course


i (System i, i5, iSeries and AS/400)and i OS (OS/400)

  • Introduce the basics of system architecture and system objects
  • Familiarization with some displays
  • Describe some of the basic terminology used with the system (objects, libraries etc.)

iSeries interfaces

  • Introduce the various interfaces that may be used
    • System menus, displays and iSeries Navigator
  • Understand the working environment
    • Control Language
    • Object management
    • Library Management
    • Library Lists
    • Messages
  • Know where to go for HELP
    • On-line Help
    • Information Centre

Managing work on the system

  • Jobs
  • Job descriptions
  • Interactive work
  • Batch work
  • Subsystems
  • Scheduled jobs
  • Find that job
  • Job Commands


  • Output Queues, Writers, Devices
  • Printing commands
  • How print finds its way to the printer
  • How to find it if it gets lost
  • Print Writers

Security concepts

  • System Values
  • User profiles
    • Class and Special Authority
  • Group Profiles
  • Permission's (Object Authority)
    • Public Authority
  • Authorization Lists
  • Authority Checking
  • Spooled file security
  • Navigator
    • Application Administration

Backup and recovery

  • Types of Failure
  • Recovery Options
  • Backup Media
  • Save
  • Restore
  • Complete System Save
  • Disaster Recovery


  • Definitions
  • Observing Performance
    • Active Jobs
    • System Status
    • Disk Status

Problem Determination

  • Useful Commands
  • Working with jobs
  • Job Logs
  • History Log
  • Message Queues

Development Environments

  • Source Physical Files
  • Creating objects
  • Programming Development Manager (PDM, SEU, SDA)

UDB DB2 for i

  • Defining and maintaining the database using Data Description Specifications (DDS) and Data Definition Language (DDL) in SQL.

Introduction to CL programming

  • Program Structure
  • Coding Rules
  • Variables
  • Expressions
  • Conditioning
  • Parameters
  • Substring
  • External Information
  • Data Areas
  • Monitoring Messages
  • Sending Messages
What You Can Expect

Use system displays, menus, commands and Help, control batch and print jobs and handle common problems.

Create database objects and write and compile programs using the development environments.

Who Should Take This Course

Audience is programmers or analysts who will be developing or maintaining applications on the system.

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