A Comprehensive Guide-And Index of  helpful web Pages
for the AS/400 professional; including DDS / RPGLE/SQL and XML/JAVA

Click The Map Link below to access the index to get started:


Provides a Summary/Index of Links For AS400 professionals

Introduction to site

     Hi there ! -welcome to my constantly growing web site of Links to technical Ref. sites, for AS400 programming.  I am an IBM professional with over 15 years of web hunting, and research.  And I have managed to collect a plethora of AS/400 Links and documentation (tips too !!!), that might prove to be very useful !  And I have taken the time to organize them, and group these links for easy access on this site, and share them with my colleagues and friends. -BTW- most of these sites were either in my favorites, or found out there on the web, and so please know it's all public info., I am just making them more readily accessible here, But... if you feel it's not public, then just let me know, and I'll make the appropriate changes. (Also, if you have any suggestions or have any useful links that you feel would be a good addition to the site, under a certain section, then please by all means reach out to me, By simply clicking on the orange button at the bottom of the page to email me, and reach out to me, it will generate an email, 

Or  u can Email me by simply: <clicking here for giving suggestions or adding Links to this site  Now, HAPPY SURFING!!!

 --> Please Go to  the additional  V7 & V8 Links by clicking the 'Map' for Latest | and 'visit the SITE MAP of Links (to get started !) 

WEBSITE NOTES (1)--> COPY & PASTE AS NEEDED:   Due to the limited time, and sheer number of links , I HAVE NOT had time to href all the links as of yet, still working on it... but please feel free to just  to copy anything that looks like a link, and paste it into your address bar, and it should work just fine.   Or Alternatively, please see the instructions on NOTE(3) Note #3 below.

** WEBSITE NOTES (2) -->  Some of the URLS/link "Targets" on the 'MAP FOR OS400 SITES' (in the NAVBAR) have been broken, and i am currently in the process of identifying and re-directing those, and so if you come across any hyper-links that you feel do not point to the appropriate material, then plz by all means msg me by using the big orange button @ the bottom of this page, or by simply clicking on the NAVBAR 'contact' me link up above, to send me a comment/message or Email.    

*** WEBSITE NOTE (3) --> If using the CHROME browser, or Firefox(whatever version), then if clicking on a link does not seem to be working; please then simply just Hilite anything that looks like a hyperlink with the left mouse button, and then with the right mouse button, right click on the Hilited link, and select the option that states: 'Open link in New Tab' and it shall work !!!>

Please Note:  I have taken the time to document and place direct links to important programming info. for the i5, system i, and AS400, which IBM keeps changing the locations of.. so that one does not have to run crazy searches or try to keep track of their numerous sites, or waste time searching IBM's plethora of AS-400 documentation and web sites.  And even though IBM is constantly changing where they choose to  

stores their RPG/ILE/CLP and DDS  reference documentation and web pages, I have recently tracked the recent changes to their new documentation servers once again.  So for many of the As400 Reference web pages (from publib, and info-center), I have taken the time to find the new links, and pasted them below, and Placed a Summary of these changes and the new Links created by IBM here on this web site.. which all new sites are listed and should make it easier to find.  This was done due to some of the Info-center sites being replaced by IBM - For Knowledge Center sites (for I-series running V5R1-R2 and earlier) .

It appears that  IBM has also made changes to some of the PUBLIB sites in order to include them on the Knowledge-Center sites as well, and so Please

See the List of links below  and on this web page for the older V5R2, V5R4 & V6R1 Publib documentation  which still remain in my collection of Links, as is Listed below:

Here are some of the Older links to the original 
V5R2 & V5R4 Sites from publib Servers for RPG & DDS:

-The Original V5R2-Publib sites for the "Iseries Information Center" was as follows:


-And Here was the main Index page for V5R2, for *All BIFS and Op-codes:


-And Here was the main DDS page, for the old V5R2 DDS Concepts and Reference:



V5R2/R3/R4-Some of the Newer CLP & RPG/DDS sites for 
OS-400 releases prior to V6R1<PRE V6R1>: 


<PRE V6R1> CLP DOCUMENTATION for V5R4 - From the newer Knowledge Center Sites, just Created:





-- CLP-Older Info from V5R2 & V5R4 on KC Sites/ And Refs to original OS400 CLP documentation from PubLib: 


--- <V7R1 CLP > And Here is the Latest V7R1 CLP documentation available: ---


---RPG4-Built in functions table And original V5R2 Functions and opcodes from Orig. PUBLIB Sites: 



--- v5r3 - Here is what WAS new way back then... over 10 years ago: ---



--- What was new in V5R1 - Over 15 years ago: 


--- What was new in V5R4, way back during when the New Operation code EVAL-CORR came out:


-- And here is the Older v5r4 DDS Documentation, on the Newer 'KC'-Knowledge Center Site:  




< *V6R1* New 'KC'  OVERVIEW Sites on the New 'KnowledgeCenter' Servers: >



<Update as of: 2016-06-17For some reason, IBM HAS chosen the 'Knowledge Center ' sites as the new 'Main' site for their Older releases (PRE V6R1 & V6R1) and also for the Newer releases (such as for release V7R1 And up through V80... Hence, the links below have been updated to reflect the newer sites and URLS for V6R1, which are no longer on PUBLIB servers, and commonly found below, as these V6R1 pages have been moved as indicated below: 


-V6R1 - These are the Newer IBM Knowledge Center Links, for v6r1 Op-codes and BIFS:


--- Older V6R1 for Overview and Language REFS (All Chapters-TOC) ---

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/sc092508759(BIFS main table)

www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasd/sc09250802(ILE RPG Lang. Ref)

--- V6R1 Programmers Guide(OVERVIEW) ---

 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasc/sc092507561(Guide Append/Index)

IBM i - V6R1 --> Programming --> Languages --> ILE RPG Programmers(Guide) (250702)

--- *ALL V6R1 BIFS: (2508759) ---



http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasd/sc092508759.htm(Bifs Table & Functions)



V6R1 ILE RPG programming Sites Continued... for Older releases-V6R1 Opcodes, Searches/Overviews & More... 


 V6R1 ILE RPG programming Site for Older releases: V6R1 Opcodes, and Searches 


--- Older V6R1 Reference pages & Overview sites, on New KC-Knowledge Center Servers: 

  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/welcome.html
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzahg/rzahglanguages.htm
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzahg/rzahgrpgcode.htm

--- Main Programming Languages on V6R1 Overview: ---

  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasd/sc09250802.htm
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasc/sc09250746.htm
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  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasc/sc092507179.htm
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasd/sc09250851.htm
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasd/sc092508151.htm

--- Quick V6R1 functions search on New 'KC' site - To get you on the right path: ---



V6R1 - CH.19/21 Opcodes and Built-And specific Functions: V6R1 


---Overview of V6R1 RPG Operations: 





-- Date operations:  V6R1 


--- Opcodes & BIFS  - V6R1 



-- /Free-Form Coding:  V6R1


-- Arrays:   V6R1 


-- Date / time operations and Data Types: V6R1


-- Edit codes:   V6R1 



-- V6R1-Hspecs and keywords

  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasd/sc092508369.htm
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasd/sc092508417.htm#ccspeck
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasd/sc092508418.htm#cscokw

--V6R1  D-Specs Allowed(In 2008) entries & Keywords:   V6R1 



--- V6R1- WDSC - Main sites - Tools and Help web site help from 2008:

  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasc/sc09250735.htm#clnttools
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasc/sc09250736.htm#clnttools
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasc/sc09250737.htm#clntrsv
  • http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzasc/sc09250738.htm#clnttv