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Mastering the AS/400

Jerry Fottral


  • Mastering the AS/400, Third Edition introduces fundamental AS/400 concepts using a pragmatic, hands-on approach and prepares students to move directly into programming language, database management, and system operation courses.

    This information-packed textbook emphasizes comprehensive understanding and skills in the areas of system/user interface, member-object-library relationships, use of CL commands, basic database concepts, and program development utilities.

    Mastering the AS/400, Third Edition stresses student participation, where understanding comes from doing. Each lesson includes related lab exercises that ask questions and describe notable features along the way. When all the lab exercises have been completed, students will have created a complete, personalized working environment that includes an initial program, current library, output queue, and source physical files.

    The third edition of this classic AS/400 textbook features a contemporary new look and format designed to aid student understanding and engagement. All lessons, labs, and AS/400 screens reflect V4R3 of OS/400. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary of key terms and a cross-reference to all CL commands covered in the lessons.

    Using this book, students learn how to:

    • Work with different screen types
    • Run CL commands from the command line and with prompting
    • Tailor library lists
    • Change their user profiles
    • Use PDM and SEU to create database-file source members coded in DDS
    • Insert and update using DFU and SQL
    • Generate screen displays and printed reports
    • Use Query/400
    • Design menus and display screens with SDA
    • Code, compile, and execute CL programs
  • Jerry Fottral is a programmer, potter, and amateur pomologist. He has a BA degree in East Asian languages and literature from the University of Iowa. Jerry has been programming for more than 27 years and has taught computer courses for 21 years, including 19 years at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he has taught AS/400 programming classes.
  • Item Number: 5508
    Author Name: Jerry Fottral
    Publication Date: June 1, 2010
    Edition: Third
    Pages: 576
    ISBN-10: 1583473661
    ISBN-13: 9781583473665
    Format: Paperback
    Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 10 inches
    Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
    Language: English

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