IBM AS400 Interview Questions
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difference between CHAIN and READE?


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Hello friends, i am new to AS/400. Can any one help me in AS/400 i meant say can you send me some FAQS and interview questions.

IBM, HanceInc,

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What is the benefit of using Externally Described files over Internally Described?

IBM, Patni,

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What is the difference between a Physical File & a Logical?

Accenture, IBM, ACS,

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What is SDA used for?

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What are Triggers?

Ordain Solutions, Seabus Solutions,

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Where would you use Override Data Base File?

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What controls which printer a report goes to?


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What are the values of NUM1 and NUM2 after executing the following code? CLONO1NO2NO3 Factorl÷÷+OpcdeFactor2+÷+ResultLenDHHiLoEq C MOVE *LOVAL NUM1 50 C MOVE *J-fIVAL NtJM2 52

IBM, Fiserv,

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1. Which Built-In-Function will you use to achieve the following functionality? CLONO1NO2NO3 Factorl÷÷+OpcdeFactor2++÷ResultLenDHHiLoEq C QTY IFLT *ZERO C QTY MULT -1 QTY C ENDIF a) %ABS b) %TRIM c) %TRIMS d) %UNS


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What is the significance of UDATE?


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A particular job executing on the iS is not behaving as expected and is operating in an environment in which it can be debugged. What commands would you use to debug and observe the program?


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What is the compilation option that has to he specified while compiling an RPC program which uses a file having date data type field?


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2. Which of the following statement(s) explains the difference(s) between the /INCLUDE and ICOPY directives? a.) No difference, they function the same b.) ACOPY cannot be used as a conditional directive c.) IINCLUDE files cannot contain embedded SQL d.) Nesting /TNCLUDE directives is not allowed


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3. Given the DOS Specification below and the following information: • Indicator 50 is off • No records have been written to the subfile What will be the result if the EXFMT operation code is performed on the record format CTLR? A R SUBFL A DESCRIP 101 6 1ODSPATR(UL) A DFT(’NOT FOUND’) A R CTLR SFLCTL(SUBFL) A N50 SFLDSP A SFLDSPCTL A SFLINZ A 67 SFIJEND A SFLSIZ(13) A SFLPAG(12) A ACCOUNTNO 100 S 10 a.) Only AccountNo will display b.) SUBFL will be initialized with 13 blank records c.) An I/O exception error will occur d.) The screen will display 12 records with ‘NOT FOUND’


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Un-Answered Questions { IBM AS400 }

How to call one program from another program in RPG? please help me with the code


1. What is bound-by-call and bound-by-reference? 2. Where and why is *Nomain used? 3. What are the difficulties faced by programmers when using service programs? 4. Explain the different ways of parsing and compiling XML in iSeries.


Which command is used to replace CDUP command in FTP IF i WANT TO USE SFTP?


can anybody help me to solve this problem. the program that i m checking display error message saying "Record format for file AJDSPFFD does not match model file and decimal error. how to solve this problem. The AJDSPFFD is snapshot the AJTLOG that is the audit trail list.


I have created a command that display Source file and library. Now i want that when i enter library name and press f4 on Source file, pgm should display all the PF- SRC's in that Library. For F4 option i have used Choice program but since only limited paramters are passed in Choice pgm i am not able to paas library name and further can't call a pgm that will display list of Source files. Below is the Code snippet for CMD type object :- CMD PROMPT('Source Scan for HUB Standard') PARM KWD(SOURCE) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1) RSTD(*YES) + VALUES(N A) MIN(1) + CHOICE('N,A') PARM KWD(SRCFILE) TYPE(FILE) RSTD(*NO) + PROMPT('SOURCE FILE') FILE: QUAL TYPE(*NAME) LEN(10) RSTD(*NO) EXPR (*YES) + CHOICE(*PGM) + CHOICEPGM (XXXXXLIB/YYYPGM) QUAL TYPE(*NAME) LEN(10) DFT(*LIBL) + SPCVAL((*LIBL)) EXPR(*YES) PROMPT ('Library') Below is the Choice pgm:- PGM PARM(&PARM1 &PARM2) DCL VAR(&PARM1) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN (21) DCL VAR(&PARM2) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN (2000) IF COND(%SST(&PARM1 1 10) = 'CHOICE ' *AND + %SST(&PARM1 11 10) = 'SRCFILE ' *AND + (%SST(&PARM1 21 1) = 'C' *OR %SST (&PARM1 + 21 1) = 'P')) THEN (DO) /* (%SST(&PARM1 21 1) = 'C' *OR %SST (&PARM1 + */ CHGVAR VAR(&PARM2) VALUE('Name, F4 for List') ENDDO IF COND(%SST(&PARM1 1 10) = 'CHOICE ' *AND + %SST(&PARM1 11 10) = 'SRCFILE ' *AND + %SST(&PARM1 21 1) = 'P') THEN (DO) CHGVAR VAR(&PARM2) VALUE('Name, F4 for List') CALL PGM(GTSQL) PARM ('XXXXLIB') return ENDDO Thanks in Advance for looking into.


How to define data area in RPG program? In which scenario multi occurrence DS is use in AS400?


if there is a module object , how to find the program object for this module object.Assume the module object name and program object name is not same.


What is the diff bw PF/LF Name and their Record format name? what is restriction in record format then file name?


How many program bind in one module....




Please tell me how to read the records from a file with load an array of size with error conditions(The logic answer for this question is ARR is array of 99 elements Z-ADD 0 IDX *LOVAL SETLL FILE READ FILE 99 *IN99 DOWEQ *OFF IDX ANDLT 99 ADD 1 IDX MOVE FIELD ARR,IDX READ FILE 99 ENDDO).So,Please give me the complete of this code.


In a CL Program after executing a SQL SP how to receive a Output value from the SP. Just to make it clear I am sending 2 input and 1 output parameter to the SQL Stored Procedure. Now while receiving it output parm it is failing.


If I want to execute Sftp commands(LS & GET) stored in Physical file from CL program automatically...Can u Plz tell me how can I do this?...How the script will look?? THANX FOR NY HELP...


Write a logic program for knowing the repeated number of a vowels in a given program?


1.Load an runtime array of length 99 from the pf and you want to handle all the possible errors?