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Simon Hutchinson
Works at A manufacturing company
Attended Keele University
Lives in Simi Valley, CA
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I am an IT professional with over 25 years' experience with the IBM i (formerly known as AS400).

I have worked in various positions as a programmer/analyst, freelance consultant, and am currently an IT Manager for an international corporation.

I started my IT career in the United Kingdom, before emigrating to the USA. I currently live in Southern California.
Bragging rights
IBM Certified Specialist AS400 RPG Programmer License 10147075 (April 1998)
Education
  • Keele University
    B.Sc.(Hons), 1982
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Male
Work
Occupation
Independent consultant for My Thrive Chef
Skills
IBM i (formerly AS400, iSeries, System i)
Employment
  • A manufacturing company
    IT Programming Manager, 2000 - present
  • My Thrive Chef
    Independent consultant, 2012 - present
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Simi Valley, CA
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Setting Options In The Post Template
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Adding AddThis Social Media Buttons To The Blog
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Adding an AddThis social media sharing toolbar took little work, and produces good results. And, it's free. Learn how to add it.

Don't Confuse Simplicity, And Easy Installation
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Some Blogger features are easy to add and use - but are incredibly complicated. Others have simple design, but are painful to add.

Je suis Charlie
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I have been following with horror the news from France regarding the Charlie Hebdo massacre, and I have been reflecting upon how this effect

How to cope with missing parameters in CL
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When programming in RPGLE it is possible not to pass all the parameters between programs or procedures, using *OMIT in the calling code and

Navigate your IBM i using a web browser
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I am sure most of us are familiar with the Windows based Operation Navigator tool, and have found that there are certain tasks that are eith

Resetting the identity column in a SQL table
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I was recently asked the following question: I generate an auto incremental key in a table through create statement. But I am unable to rese

How to clear a file when it is in use
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Recently a colleague came to me asking if I knew of a way to clear a file that was in use. She had tried waiting for the file to become "fre

Adding Column Headings to a file in the IFS
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In an earlier post I showed how it was possible to copy a file to the IFS in CSV format using CPYTOIMPF command. Unless the recipient of the

Capturing messages from Jar
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In November I described how it was possible to zip files in the IFS using the Jar java command. John King emailed me to inform me that there

Creating PDF files from spool files
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I have times when a user will request that a report be emailed to them, rather than printed and sent to them via the inter company mail. The

Run SQL statements in your CL
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IBM i 7.1 brought us the RUNSQL command. This allows me to run SQL statements within the CL. Prior to IBM i 7.1 I would have to use the RUNS

Defining Procedures in RPG all free
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Having discussed how to define files and variables/fields in the new RPG all free, in this post I am going to give examples of how I have co

PDM user defined options
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When using PDM have you ever wanted to have your option do something different from the default way of doing it. For example if you want to

File definition in RPG all free
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While I have been working with the new RPG all free (released in November 2013) I have unable to find examples comparing the pre-change to t

How to tell if you have the PTF for RPG TR7 all free
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I have been asked by several people how they can check if their IBM i has the necessary PTFs loaded to use the all new TR7 RPG all free. I t

Soft coding parameters used by Query
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In the environment I work there are many programs that produce "download reports". There are not paper reports, but extracts of file(s) that

Translating hexadecimal values using XLATE
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As I have mentioned in previous posts there are several processes I have written and responsible for that takes data from a CSV (Comma Separ

Version 7.2 coming soon
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Last week I learned from an IBM support person that the new release of operating system for the IBM i is imminent. He told me that OS i 7.2

Before I found Park Animal Hospital I have visited several vets in the Simi area & was not satisfied with them. Once I visited Park I knew that this was the place for my dogs. Dr Hanna is great I am grateful for the way he takes time to explain everything to me about what has happened & what the best treatment is. Two "thumbs up" from me!
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