Apr 01, 2023
DA 210 - Programming RPG
Credit Hours: 4
The study of the high-level, business-oriented RPG programming language. The writing, desk-checking and testing of problems and applications utilizing structured programming methodologies. The use of workstations, printers and disks for input/output operations. The integration of database files into RPG business applications. The complete documentation of all programs.
Upon completion, the student will be able to:
- describe the RPG program code necessary to generate a typical business report;
- specifically list the use, syntax, and application of specific RPG instructions typical of report programs using sequential file access on a database;
- list the RPG instructions required to utilize and update keyed databases;
- list the DDS (data definition specifications) instructions required in creating a database for both physical and logical files on the academic computer system;
- list the steps in the program compilation process and describe their importance;
- compile and execute programs on the academic computer system;
- describe the steps in writing an interactive program with input/output to the user workstation and the DDS instructions associated with this process;
- interpret the diagnostic messages in an RPG error-listing file and correct the source program using a program editor;
- describe structured programming concepts as they relate to the RPG programming language; and
- describe the differences in programs written in RPG IV using procedural code vs. traditional RPG programs utilizing the fixed-logic cycle.
Prerequisites: DA 103