Tuesday, August 7, 2018

IBM i 7.3 TR5 and 7.2 TR9 announced

ibmi 7.3 tr5 7.2 tr9 announced

The awaited announcement of new Technical Refreshes for IBM i 7.3, TR5, and 7.2, TR9, has been made. So what's new?

On the hardware side is the announcement of the Power9 chip based IBM Power E980 model 9080-M9S server.

I am not going to list all the changes on the software side just those that catch my eye at first glance.

  • Better messages in compile listing of SQLRPGLE programs (hooray), see here.
  • DECFLOAT_FORMAT and TO_NUMBER are SQL built in functions to convert a character string to decimal, see here.
  • VARCHAR_FORMAT and TO_CHAR SQL built in functions as the name suggests will convert a string to character format, see here.
  • OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES_BASIC SQL View is a summarized result set of what can be retrieved using the OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES View, see here.
  • PDM like view comes RDi.

Nothing new for RPG, except the enhanced SQLRPGLE compile messages (hooray).

This is only a brief summary, and I encourage you to check out the IBM pages yourself:

The planned availability date for the PTFs for these TRs is September 14, 2018.

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