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Implementing Level II and Level III Credit Card Data on IBM i

Implementing Level II and Level III Credit Card Data on IBM i

When I use my credit card, I don’t give a second thought to the data being passed every time I swipe it.  I know the funds are going to be sent to the company I’m doing business with, and I’m on the hook to pay for it.  In every transaction I’ve made using my credit […]

Handling XML Reserved Characters

Handling XML Reserved Characters

One of the more common support questions we receive from RPG-XML Suite users is: How can I use XML reserved characters in my XML request or response? The following XML produces parsing errors: <CompanyName>Smith & Doe Incorporated</CompanyName> What do I do? The questioner is referring to the characters “&” and “<“, although sometimes he/she believes […]

Processing Unicode Natively with RPG-XML Suite

Processing Unicode Natively with RPG-XML Suite

One of the design goals for our newest version of RPG-XML Suite was to allow for smoother handling of character sets, also referred to as CCSID’s.  We’ve seen that many developers are communicating with systems using Unicode character sets such as UTF-8.  In many cases, there’s a need to be able to natively process Unicode […]

Striking it Big with StrikeIron Web Services

Striking it Big with StrikeIron Web Services

In a recent customer survey, StrikeIron was mentioned as a leading business partner that RPG-XML Suite users utilize.  StrikeIron offers many web services you can take advantage of to enrich and improve the quality of your IBM i business customer data.  What kind of specific web services are available?  Here’s a sampling: Email verification Address […]

Understanding cXML

Understanding cXML

Occasionally we receive questions asking whether RPG-XML Suite handles cXML. While the answer is “Yes!”, this post is intended to provide some background information about just what cXML consists of, and how it compares and relates to standard XML. First of all, it’s important to understand that cXML is XML.  To restate more precisely, cXML […]

LeasePlan uses RPG-XML Suite to support 1.3 million vehicles across 32 countries

LeasePlan uses RPG-XML Suite to support 1.3 million vehicles across 32 countries

By Jim Utsler, IBM Systems Magazine: Big data has become an industry buzzword, but the interpretation of the term varies from organization to organization.  To some, it may be as simple as receiving both structured and unstructured data.  To others, it could be data coming from a variety of internal and external sources.  And to […]