ExtendedIOException in Java

If your java application starts encountering a ExtendedIOException error while trying to access files in the IFS, check to see if you’ve got a 3rd party security exit program in place. I just had a rather frustrating diagnostic problem with a customer … they installed a recent upgrade to our product and the java application […]

Easy Field Encyption for System i

For our new billing system (AR), we wanted to store account numbers for so that our customers could auto-pay their bills. After some searching and seeing how complicated the APIs are to use, I found these SQL functions: ENCRYPT_RC2(data, password) and DECRYPT_CHAR(data, password) . These looked promising and being that this is an internal-only system, […]