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Tuesday, May 21 • 9:15am - 10:15am
32AK Avoid the Green Screen of Death

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End users should never see the Display Program Messages panel. Batch jobs should not halt due to invalid data values. Unfortunately, abends are a common occurrence (and a source of embarrassment) in many shops because many midrange programmers have never learned to program to handle unexpected errors. Fortunately, error handling is easy to learn and to implement. Since a program abend can ruin an otherwise good day, let Ted Holt show you easy yet effective ways to deal with unexpected errors in RPG and CL programming.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how to intercept and gracefully handle messages sent by the operating system.
2. Learn best practices for exception handling in RPG and CL.

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Ted Holt

Sr. Software Developer, Profound Logic Software
Ted Holt is the senior technical editor at The Four Hundred and editor of the former Four Hundred Guru newsletter at Guild Companies. Holt is Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic, a maker of application development tools for the IBM i platform, and contributes to the development... Read More →

Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PDT
Fantasy Tower North Ballroom B
  • Level Beginner
  • Operating System IBM i
  • Audience Application developers