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Make Your IBM i Run More Efficiently Using Database Query Software – Part 2 of 2

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HiResWhen you get your programmers out of the report writing business and use professionally written software to generate queries and reports, it can help increase the efficiency of your IT department, your IBM i systems, and your business.

Here’s how it works.

Programmer Efficiency

Our customers tell us the demand for IBM i sales, marketing, and financial reporting has never been stronger. Their internal users want ...

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How to Empower Users to Write & Distribute IBM i Reports, Part 2

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In our previous blog, I started talking about empowering your IBM i users to create and distribute reports based on your databases. I listed the following eight ways users can get started with producing their own reports:

  1. Get your programmers out of the report writing process
  2. Secure your IBM i data
  3. Let the users perform their own analysis
  4. Remember your secondary IBM i database: spooled files
  5. Document your databases
  6. Train your users for querying ...
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How to Empower Users to Write & Distribute IBM i Reports, Part 1

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My personal philosophy has always been: if you need a programmer to set it up and use it, it’s an outdated software model.

That’s especially true in the IBM i query tool and report writing world. IBM Power servers are rich databases of business information but too often, it requires a programmer to extract and report on that information.

Programming time is too expensive to waste on report ...

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9 Ways Report Re-Formatting Software Revitalizes IBM i Reports

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OldIBMiReportsDid you know that you can change and reformat old IBM i reports without changing the underlying programming that created those reports?

With modern report re-formatting packages such as DRVTech’s ReportFlex software used in conjunction with our SpoolFlex package, you can easily modify standard text SCS spooled files to make them easier to convert to other formats, prepare them for graphical printing, or rearrange ...

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